Jessica Hische: Letterer, Illustrator and “Procrastiworker”

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Jessica Hische grew up in Pennsylvania, “raised by two non-creatives that decided it would be OK to let their little girl pursue a seemingly impractical career.” Seemingly being the key word there.

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. Meet all of the judges and enter this year’s awards here. For a little inspiration, check our some of our favorite works by Hische below. And 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. Will you be next?

Some of PRINT’s Favorite Jessica Hische Designs

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“The work you do while you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life.”

Jessica Hische

“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.”

Jessica Hische

Jessica Hische

“If you say that you’re a cheap designer, you’re a cheap designer. It’s really hard to recover from that.”

Jessica Hische

“You’re your cheapest labor. You’re your own slave labor.”

Jessica Hische

Jessica Hische

“[The] desire to learn is really the only thing you should have picked up in college.”

Jessica Hische

“It’s fun to learn things that aren’t helpful.”

Jessica Hische

Jessica Hische

“If you have a thing that you want to do … just grab the reigns and fuckin’ do it.”

Jessica Hische


Boost your work. Get discovered. Get the recognition you deserve. Get in the PRINT Regional Design Awards: The competition that stands apart and defines the design industry. Have your work judged by some of the biggest names in the design world. Now open to students.

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