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Podcast Response: Jessica Hische

 

There were two things that were in my mind after listening to the podcast about Jessica Hische: one, Jessica Hische is one of the most relatable design heroes I’ve heard speak and two, I cannot believe that her font, Buttermilk, was used on Barbie’s packaging. Aside from these two immediate thoughts, I was extremely interested in her journey as a designer. I am inspired by the fact that she didn’t always start with a strong background in art. But instead, she was rejected by a community college and only got into hand-lettering because she couldn’t afford fonts.

After listening and analyzing her interview, I ultimately admire her work ethic and attitude. Her freelance work gained a substantial amount of attention through her dedication of posting a daily drop cap. I truly believe that it is her impeccable work ethic that sets her apart from many designers. In addition to that, her down-to-earth attitude was very distinctive throughout the interview. These two characteristics of Jessica Hische are attributes that I want to integrate into my work mindset.  

 
Joyce Chen