Jessica Hische: Letterer, Illustrator and “Procrastiworker”
Jessica Hische grew up in Pennsylvania raised by two non-creative parents, majored in graphic design and took on a grad job at Philadelphia’s Headcase Design in 2006. Before long she was headed to Brooklyn to work with design studio Louise Fili, before plunging headfirst into freelance work around seven years ago and by 2009, she was on her own as a letterer, type designer, illustrator and “relentless procrastiworker” and has in that time worked with clients including Wes Anderson, Penguin Books, MailChimp, the New York Times and Wired.
After declaring graphic design as her major, Hische graduated in 2006 and joined HEADCASE Design in Philadelphia where she spent time designing books. Soon after, she began working for Louise Fili out of Brooklyn. And by 2009, she was on her own as a letterer, type designer, illustrator and “relentless procrastiworker” and has had clients from Wes Anderson to Dave Eggers and The New York Times.
Hische is bringing her extensive experience to Print‘s Regional Design Awards as a judge of this year’s competition. For a little inspiration, check out some of our favorite works by Hische. Remember, every year thousands of art directors, studios and creative professionals not only enter the RDA, but also look to it to find the country’s top talent.
Some of PRINT’s Favorite Designs by JESSICA HISCHE
“The work you do while you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life.”
“Every new thing you make will be (should be) the nicest thing you’ve made so far because you’re learning and getting better with each and every new project.”
“If you say that you’re a cheap designer, you’re a cheap designer. It’s really hard to recover from that.”
“You’re your cheapest labor. You’re your own slave labor.”
“[The] desire to learn is really the only thing you should have picked up in college.”
“It’s fun to learn things that aren’t helpful.”
“If you have a thing that you want to do … just grab the reigns and fuckin’ do it.”