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Jessica Hische

Lettering artist, Design Leader & NYT best-selling Author

Based in Oakland, California, Jessica is a versatile artist known for her expertise in lettering, illustration, and writing.

Graduating in Graphic and Interactive Design from Temple University in 2006, she initially worked at Headcase Design and later became Senior Designer at Louise Fili Ltd. In 2009, she transitioned to freelancing, marking the beginning of her influential career as a letterer. Her renowned project, Daily Drop Cap, involved creating illustrative letters daily, gaining immense popularity and propelling her into the limelight. Despite not identifying as a web designer, Jessica is recognized for web-centric personal projects, such as educational micro-sites like “Mom This is How Twitter Works” and “Don’t Fear the Internet.” Her term “procrastiworking” encapsulates her tendency to procrastinate client work by engaging in personal projects. Actively participating in design and illustration communities, she served on the Type Directors Club board from 2012 to 2015 and is a sought-after speaker at global conferences. Jessica’s client roster includes Wes Anderson, The United States Postal Service, Tiffany & Co., The New York Times and more. Recognized by Forbes, ADC Young Gun and Adweek’s “Creative 100,” she has authored best-selling children’s books and the insightful “In Progress,” detailing her creative process.

Photography: Helena Price

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