Jessica Hische is a designer, illustrator and typographer based in Brooklyn, New York who has been commissioned by dozens of clients including: major companies like Victoria’s Secret, Target and Tiffany & Co.; publications like GQ, Glamour, Wired and InStyle; and huge advertising firms like Young & Rubicam and McCann-Erickson. Her elegant hand-lettered style gained major recognition through a side project she started in 2009, a site called Daily Drop Cap where Hische posted an illustrated drop cap (a.k.a. letter) nearly every day for a year. Her work has been profiled by Communication Arts, Grafik Magazine, and Digital Arts Magazine, (to name a few) and she has earned multiple awards by organizations like Print Magazine, Art Director’s Club (Young Guns 7), and multiple design annuals.
Hische also has a really great FAQ section at this link discussing her experience and the challenges of being a graphic designer and illustrator.
Visit Jessica Hische’s portfolio site here.
Above: “Client: Galison // Art Direction: Juanita Dharmazi // Lettering and design for a day planner.”
Above: “Client: People Magazine // Art Direction: Keir Novesky // Lettering for People Magazine’s special Twilight issue to celebrate the release of the last movie of the Twilight series.”
Above: “Client: Ruhland & Ruhland, Germany // An identity for a fancy deli in Germany. The owner wanted the store to have a vintage feel and wanted a logo that would have the quality of an early 20th century mark but still feel at home in the 21st century.”
Above: “Client: Sterling Publishing / Barnes & Noble // Art Direction: Jo Obarowski // A series covers of classic books. The books were leather bound and the design was then foil stamped in two foil colors onto the full jacket and spine.”
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