For over 15 years, AIGA Boston (The Professional Association for Design) and ICA Boston have collaborated to highlight the work of today’s leading designers and thinkers through this annual lecture series. Join this year’s speaker Jessica Hische, in a conversation moderated by Katherine Hughes, as she discusses her journey as an award-winning lettering artist, author and illustrator. 

Jessica Hische is an influential letterer, illustrator, type designer, and relentless procrastiworker. Clients include film director Wes Anderson, author Dave Eggers, The New York Times, Tiffany & Co., OXFAM America, Nike, Penguin Books, and more. Her books for young audiences include Tomorrow I’ll be Kind (2020), the New York Times bestselling book—Tomorow I’ll be Brave (2018), and the soon to be released, Who Will U Be?, a picture book that is both an introduction to typography and a reminder to embrace one’s own individuality.  

Program moderator Katherine Hughes has worked on a wide range of identity, print, and interactive projects. She has worked extensively with the Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Harvard Business School, MIT, and Milton Academy. Her passion for typography led her to teach the subject at Rhode Island School of Design and Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where she is an Associate Professor. Hughes is a Design Director at Stoltze Design Group.