AMA: Jessica Hische, Lettering Artist & Type Designer

over 8 years ago from Jessica Hische, Letterer / Procrastiworker

  • Duane SmithDuane Smith, over 8 years ago

    Hi Jessica (and Ramona!) I've got a couple questions:

    1 - Are there any designers or typographers you haven't met that you'd love to sit down and have lunch with?

    2 - How many hours do you work in a typical week?

    3 - How much vacation time do you try to take each year?

    4 - Your new book comes out next week (waiting on my preorder!) on a scale of 1-to-"pee-my-pants" how excited are you about it?


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    • Jessica HischeJessica Hische, over 8 years ago (edited over 8 years ago )

      1 - tons! There is a whole crew of lady type designers that I've been in closer contact with online lately that I would love to lunch with.

      2 - I'm at the office from 10-5:30 these days, and try to make sure I'm actually working the whole time I'm there. Occasionally I have to do an hour of work in the evening after the baby goes to sleep or some work on the weekend but those are my general hours. This weekend I had to migrate all of the websites on my server to new sub-accounts because everything was getting hacked so crazily, which was the first time since I've had the kiddo that I've worked a full weekend day.

      3 - This is hard to pinpoint, since a lot of my "vacation" is conference travel (which is only vacation if I can take Russ with me, which I usually cannot). If I had to guess, I probably take 3 actual weeks of vacation, including the holidays, with occasional "play hooky" days here and there.

      4 - Pee-my-pants excited! When I first started working on it I thought it would just be a collection of my sketches but it became soooo much more as I was working (including a 30,000 word manuscript which turned it into a semi-textbook!)

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