077 - The good, the bad and the Brad (with Jess Cruickshank)


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This week! We’re going through our open tabs and will be discussing how an artist’s social networks affects their fame, the instagram era of book design, and what happens when your work is also your hobby.

Helping us bring some outside perspective today is our special guests Jess Cruickshank.

Jess is a brilliantly talented letterer and illustrator living in Sydney. Originally a designer working in advertising, she joined the Jacky Winter roster in 2015 and has been drawing for her supper ever since. Jess's work can be seen across a variety of media, from editorial illustrations to hand painted typefaces to murals and animated gifs. Most recently, she's been working on lots of book covers — a natural fit for her double-threat skill set of both lettering and illustration. Some publishers she's worked for include Penguin Random House, Harper Collins, Hachette and Simon & Schuster. We’re so excited to have her with us today, especially because she often gives us the best food for thought on our various slack channels.

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