{inspiration} Jessica Hische

Jessica HischeJessica Hische is a letterer, illustrator, and crazy cat lady known for her silly side projects and occasional foul mouth.

letterpress prints from her "daily dropcap"
letterpress prints from her “daily dropcap”

Jessica describes herself as an “avid internetter,” best known for her personal projects Daily Drop Cap and the Should I Work for Free flowchart. Just five years out of college, she currently serves on the TDC board of Directors and is one of the more accomplished young “designistrators” working today. Her work has been featured in most major American design and illustration publications as well as a few overseas and she’s been named one of Print Magazine’s New Visual Artist (20 under 30) an ADC Young Guns and a GDUSA Person to Watch.

Jessica maintains an outstanding collection of advice and tips for young creatives on her website.

She covers topics like inspiration vs. stealing and the The Dark Art of Pricing.



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Click here for the audio Interview with Debbie Millman on Design Matters:

From an interview on From The Desk Of… 2010 – 2013. by Kate Donnelly:
FYD: What is your favorite letter in the alphabet and favorite way it looks in a font?
JH: I think my favorite letter might be R, K or Q, I just have so much fun playing around with them when I do lettering. As far as fonts, it’s a bit tough to say since I am more of a maker of letters than a user of fonts, but it would probably be script and the Q’s swashy arm would be MASSIVE.

FYD: Did that “Type” tatt hurt?  Who did the work?

JH: It did, but not nearly as much as you’d think! Daniel Albrigo at New York Adorned (the Brooklyn branch) was the tattoo artist and the lettering is by me of course. He had a light touch, it hurt far less than the tattoo on my back.

Jessica Hische is fantastic, a true example of making good work and inspiring others to do so as well.

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