AMA: Jessica Hische, Lettering Artist & Type Designer

over 8 years ago from Jessica Hische, Letterer / Procrastiworker

  • Daniel De LaneyDaniel De Laney, over 8 years ago

    Oh holy hell I’ve loved your work since forever.

    When do you feel your career started to snowball in a good direction, and why? Was it exclusively that your work spoke for itself, or was there an additional something that helped propel you forward? Have the big-name clients mainly come to you on their own, or have you had to seek them out somehow?

    5 points
    • Jessica HischeJessica Hische, over 8 years ago

      There have definitely been different moments where I feel like my freelance career got a boost, the first major one being when I launched Daily Drop Cap. Because the project spread everywhere on design blogs, and because I was simultaneously participating in the online design community, people started to follow my work. It feels like about once a year I have a project that really resonates with people, and makes a new "I've made it!" moment. This year's is releasing a book, last year was the Forever stamp, etc.

      Big clients came slowly. When I started freelancing I was doing mostly editorial, and mostly for smaller local magazines and business mags. I would get a project here or there for a big client by way of a small design agency (smaller agencies would hire me to create art for a project they were hired to do). Still, most of my "big client" work comes from agencies not directly from the client.

      3 points