Today we’d like to introduce you to Jessica Molina.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
Letters and typography are things I’ve always been passionate about for as long as I can remember. It only occurred to me recently that it was something I could actually create and make a living out of; thus, my foray into hand lettering in the summer of 2016 began.
My career started pretty unconventionally. I graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in architecture. After I graduated, I was unsure if I wanted to continue with architecture. I started doing freelance graphic design to make some money, and I slowly started teaching myself how to use design programs. Eventually I got a job as a designer at a small family-owned business. I’ve been working as an in-house graphic designer at various companies ever since then. Hand lettering is something I do freelance apart from my full-time job. One day I hope to work for myself primarily doing lettering work.
Please tell us about your art.
My work is a combination of traditional hand lettering and digital illustration. Since I’ve worked so long as a graphic designer, I often take my work into the computer to finalize it. This gives my pieces a crisp and polished look that I really love. There is also a common theme in my work where I make fun of single life, love, and relationships. This culminated in my first passion project, Sarcastic Sentiments for Cynical Singles (www.sarcasticsentiments.com), and has evolved into my newest passion project, Petty Postcards (www.pettypostcards.com). Deep down I’m a hopeless romantic, but the reality is that dating today is a minefield. These projects have allowed me to express my frustrations with my own sardonic sense of humor that I think a lot of people can relate to.
Given everything that is going on in the world today, do you think the role of artists has changed? How do local, national or international events and issues affect your art?
I think of art as a really personal, individual thing. World events and issues don’t personally affect my work because I don’t tend to make work about those things. However, I don’t doubt that art has its place in expressing the current state of affairs and how we can change it.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
I have a full portfolio of my work at http://jessicamolina.design. I’m also active on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Dribble under the handle @seejessletter.
- Website: http://jessicamolina.design
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: instagram.com/seejessletter
- Facebook: facebook.com/seejessletter
- Twitter: twitter.com/seejessletter
- Other: dribbble.com/seejessletter