The Women of Type Founder & Lettering Artist Jess Goldsmith on The Angry Designer LIVE from Creative South 2024

In this episode of The Angry Designer LIVE, we are thrilled to introduce Jess Goldsmith, an award-winning illustrator, lettering artist, and art director based in NYC. With a vibrant and colorful style, Jess has made waves in the design world, working with global clients to create eye-catching visuals. Her passion for amplifying important causes such as mental health, gender equality, and LGBTQAI+ issues shines through in her work, making her a true advocate for change.

Jess is also the owner and curator of Women of Type, a thriving community dedicated to promoting the work and voices of underrepresented women and non-binary artists in the typography and lettering space. Through Women of Type, Jess has created a platform that not only showcases stunning work but also fosters a supportive and inclusive environment for artists to connect and grow.

Join us as we dive into Jess’s journey, from her beginnings in the art world to becoming a leading voice in the design community. We’ll explore her creative process, the challenges and triumphs of working on meaningful projects, and the impact of her advocacy work. Whether you’re an aspiring artist or a seasoned designer, this episode is packed with inspiration and insights from one of the industry’s most dynamic talents.

In this conversation, we discuss:

  • The importance of using art to amplify social causes and create impactful messages.
  • Strategies for building and nurturing a creative community.
  • Insights into the world of typography and lettering from a leading expert.
  • How to balance commercial work with passion projects that drive change.

Tune in to hear Jess’s story and get inspired by her dedication to both her craft and her causes.

Angry Designer LIVE brings you event-based interviews with designers, speakers, and guests from top creative events. This series continues with an exclusive session from Creative South 2024 in Columbus, Georgia.

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