AMA: Jessica Hische, Lettering Artist & Type Designer

8 years ago from Jessica Hische, Letterer / Procrastiworker

  • Kevin McCutcheon, 8 years ago (edited 8 years ago )

    Hey Jessica,

    I am really enjoying your weekly updates with Ramona, I was wondering how long are you planning on doing this? It would be amazing to see this project span years. I've been reading a bit lately around giving back to the industry that we work in, creative / design / digital realms. How have you found giving back has helped you in your career and or personal growth so far? Any tips on how to get started and keep inspired.

    Thanks, Kevin

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    • Jessica HischeJessica Hische, 8 years ago

      I'd love to do weekly posts for a year, and then maybe switch to monthly posts after that. It's been kind of difficult to stay on top of (we just ran out of blankets!) but it's really important to me that I at least keep it going for the first year of her life.

      Giving back to the design community has helped my career immensely. I love being able to teach what I have learned so far to others, and by posting educational content to my site it gives people another reason to visit (and makes me really happy in the process—feeling like I'm contributing more than just "pretty pictures" to the world.)

      If you want to get started giving back, know that no matter where you are in your career you have something to teach others, even if it's teaching all the mistakes you've made so that others don't have to make them. You don't have to be an expert in anything to share knowledge, you just have to be real about what kind of knowledge you're sharing.

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