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Habits for Ultra - Productivity

with Chase Jarvis and Jessica Hische

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About The Class

There's a common misconception that artists have a monopoly on creativity...But the very act of making waves - no matter the career - is a creative one. The Chase Jarvis LIVE Show is an exploration of creativity, self-discovery, entrepreneurship, hard-earned lessons, and so much more. Chase sits down with the world's top creators, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders and unpacks actionable, valuable insights to help you live your dreams in career, hobby, and life.


In addition to being an incredibly talented artist, Jessica is SMART, holy crap! She semi-jokingly refers to herself as putting the brain of an engineer in a creative role, but that’s really the perfect way to put it – she has a very pragmatic, analytical and no-bullshit way of looking at creativity that’s super refreshing and compelling – if you’re looking for someone to put things gently with a bunch of flowery evocative language then she’s not the one you’re looking for, but – on the other hand – if you want to hear some real talk — practical, specific advice on creating and growing a career in design or any other creative field then you’re in the right place.

  • We get into some rarely-discussed characteristics and strengths of creatives, for example, that we have an abnormally high degree of introspection baked into us because our field demands constant reflection, self-assessment and often re-invention
  • Why constraints are a creative’s best friend. You’ve heard me talk about this – while we may chafe and resist them, the truth is that constraints are an important and incredibly helpful aid to creativity
  • She talks about some of the habits that make her as ultra-productive as she is – my favorite is her concept of “admin Mondays” where she packs all that stuff into one day of the week so it never disrupts her creative work


Jessica Hische is a lettering artist, entrepreneur, designer, speaker and author who’s worked with clients like Penguin Books and Wes Anderson and recently published a book called “In Progress” which is an incredibly detailed look at her process from sketch to final deliverables – definitely a must-read for any of you lettering fanatics out there. She’s also got this amazing library of side projects like Daily Drop Cap (exactly what it sounds like), a site called Don’t Fear The Internet which teaches HTML and CSS to designers, – a flow chart which answers that exact question – and literally 10 more. Insanely prolific.

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    Habits for Ultra - Productivity with Jessica Hische


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Chase Jarvis

Chase Jarvis is a well known photographer and entrepreneur. As a photographic master, he is regularly cited as one of the most influential photographers of the past decade, having won numerous awards from Prix de la Photographie de Paris, The Addys, The Lions, Digiday, The Advertising Photographers of America, and The International Photography Awards among many others. ... read more

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Jessica Hische

Jessica Nicole Hische (born April 4, 1984) is an American letterer, illustrator, and type designer. She is known for her personal projects, 'Daily Drop Cap' and the Should I Work for Free flowchart.  ... read more

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