"It's like I'm two people doing two jobs," Jessica Hische on creating picture books

two books by Jessica Hische, Tomorrow I'll be Kind and My First Book of Fancy Letters
(Image credit: Jessica Hische)

Jessica Hische is a lettering artist who has created several picture books, including Tomorrow I'll Be Brave, Tomorrow I'll Be Kind and Who Will U Be? Her latest book, My First Book of Fancy Letters, is out in October. An alphabet book with a twist, it aims to get kids excited about drawing letters.

I met Jessica recently at OFFF Barcelona, where we talked about whether creatives should work for free and how she crafted the film titles for Are you there God, it's me Margaret. Here, we chat about her work creating picture books, as well as the biggest challenge she faces today and how she juggles her career with being a mother of three.

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Rosie Hilder

Rosie Hilder is Creative Bloq's Deputy Editor. After beginning her career in journalism in Argentina – where she worked as Deputy Editor of Time Out Buenos Aires – she moved back to the UK and joined Future Plc in 2016. Since then, she's worked as Operations Editor on magazines including Computer Arts, 3D World and Paint & Draw and Mac|Life. In 2018, she joined Creative Bloq, where she now assists with the daily management of the site, including growing the site's reach, getting involved in events, such as judging the Brand Impact Awards, and helping make sure our content serves the reader as best it can.