Episode 008

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Sam Solomon Sam Solomon Jessica Hische Jessica Hische

Jessica Hische on lettering through life and the creative side of business

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This is episode eight of DN FM. Through interviews, news and Office Hours community segments, DN FM aims to spark a meaningful conversation on design.

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<p><a href="https://twitter.com/jessicahische" rel="nofollow">Jessica Hische</a> is on the show this week to share all kinds of stories, taking us back to her propensity for art and how it turned into a career; being broke in college and crafting her own typefaces out of necessity; and working with visionaries like Wes Anderson and freelancing for illustrious clients.</p> <p>Jessica is a lettering artist, designer and author. Her clients include Nike, NPR, New York Times, Samsung and many more. Look out for her <a... View full notes

Jessica Hische is on the show this week to share all kinds of stories, taking us back to her propensity for art and how it turned into a career; being broke in college and crafting her own typefaces out of necessity; and working with visionaries like Wes Anderson and freelancing for illustrious clients.

Jessica is a lettering artist, designer and author. Her clients include Nike, NPR, New York Times, Samsung and many more. Look out for her work and products.

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Episode Highlights

How Jessica handles criticism and getting specific feedback that goes against what she knows as a designer 4:00

Analog vs. digital tooling 8:00

How Jessica’s propensity for art when she was young eventually turned into a career, what courses she took, how her parents supported her, and why she began lettering 12:20

How working with Louise Fili inspired discipline and business acumen 20:15

What prompted Jessica to begin freelancing, and how she made it work 24:00

Some of Jessica’s side projects, including Daily Drop Cap and the quirky Thousands Under Ninety28:00

Why work and play are one and the same 37:10

The most common and interesting questions that Jessica gets from young designers 38:00