Introducing every nerdlinger’s dreamboat: graphic designer, letterer, illustrator and digital entrepreneur/creative funny girl – Jessica Hische.
Now, I don’t want to over step any internet boundaries here or set a new benchmark for online creepiness, but I also don’t feel as if I can hold this in any longer. I love Jessica Hische.
Some of you might know of Hische from her viral sensation Should I Work For Free? or her Daily Drop Cap project, and others may have just encountered her work at some point or another on the interwebs or even inreallife! – the redesign of the Mail Chimp logo, her series of book covers for Barnes and Noble classics or her work with art director Steve Snider for the cover of Augusten Burrough’s latest book ‘This Is How’. Her list of credentials is impressive with past clients including Wes Anderson, Dave Eggers, Penguin Books, The New York Times and plenty of others. She was also selected as part of Forbes’ 30 under 30, twice.
I won’t bother you with details of exactly why I think Jessica is so awesome, and for her backstory you can read up here. What I will do is introduce you to her series Don’t Fear The Internet – a web series of instructional and educational tutorials aimed at helping graphic designers or general creative types get their heads around coding. It is co-created by Russ Maschmeyer, and together the two of them deliver hilarious videos that will make you go, “Oooohhhhh, that’s what CSS stands for…”
My favourite is a video about HTML, in which Jessica uses a great analogy of a hamburger which you can view HERE. I highly recommend it!