AMA: Jessica Hische, Lettering Artist & Type Designer

8 years ago from Jessica Hische, Letterer / Procrastiworker

  • Kemie GuaidaKemie Guaida, 8 years ago

    Hi Jessica! there's been a lot of talk lately on the typographic online community about the role women play and are given in the industry. Do you feel your gender has affected your carreer and your work in any way (positive or negative)?

    4 points
    • Jessica HischeJessica Hische, 8 years ago

      For me, I feel like it's affected my career positively because everyone has been really accepting and welcoming and "yes! more ladies!" when it comes to inviting me to speak / participate in projects, etc. I know this isn't the case for everyone, and I think part of the reason why it's worked out for me is because I'm really extroverted (openly speaking your mind, being confident in your skills, cursing too much, etc are weirdly seen as "male" traits). I have always been a "dude girl" (I grew up in a neighborhood full of boys and always had a good amount of male friends). I know a lot of women that have had the total opposite experience.

      3 points