Jessica Hische is a letterer, illustrator, and self-described “avid internetter” as well known for her work for clients like Wes Anderson and Penguin Books as for her various side-projects which are silly, educational, or somewhere in between. Her first major side project, Daily Drop Cap, catapulted her into the spotlight in the world of design and illustration.
She doesn’t consider herself a web designer, many of her personal projects are web-centric including Mom This is How Twitter Works, Should I Work for Free?, Don’t Fear the Internet (a collaborative project with Russ Maschmeyer), and her web-based wedding invitation, which was praised and lampooned all over the internet. She coined the term “procrastiworking” to describe her tendency to procrastinate on client work by working on personal projects like these micro-sites.
Jessica has been named a Print Magazine New Visual Artist (20 under 30), one of Forbes’s 30 under 30 in Art and Design, an ADC Young Gun, a “Person to Watch” by GD USA. She is currently serving on the Type Directors Club Board of Directors and divides her time fairly evenly between San Francisco, Brooklyn, and airports en route to design and illustration conferences.