Procrastination, Chris Piascik

Recently Jessica Hische was on Debbie Millman’s podcast, Design Matters. In the interview Debbie brought up this quote by Jessica, “The work you do while you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life.” I love it. Listening to Jessica talk about her career trajectory really resonated with me as there are some similarities. We both started out working at design studios and ended up going off onto our own. Jessica cited her Daily Drop Cap project as a driving force for the work she gets. Back in 2007, while working at Alphabet Arm, I started posting daily drawings on my website. I never would have guessed at the time that those drawings would lead to me becoming an independent illustrator. My dailies are by far my best marketing tool—in fact it’s almost all that I do in that department. This one is my 940th.

If you’ve somehow not seen Jessica Hische’s work—go check it out—right now. Not only is her work great, but her writing about design and illustration is fantastic.

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  • Tom Lewek

    Thanks for posting this Chris, I’ll check out the podcast. Jessica is truly an inspiration to the young (or sort of young) Designers and Illustrators out there working today. You can tell her heart and soul goes into everything she does.

  • michael

    i saw this earlier today on the fancy and its been stuck in my head all day. as a design student and extremely avid procrastinator it keeps resonating with me. is this ever going to be put into print? i would love to have this hanging large and proud on my wall to be admired by everyone who comes to my house.

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  • Michael Litman

    Is there anywhere I could buy this at all?

    Thanks a lot!


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Who is this guy?

After starting his career as a graphic designer at award-winning studios in New England, Chris accidentally became an illustrator. He’s pretty happy about that. This strange transformation was a result of his daily drawing project that he started in late 2007, in fact he’s still posting a new drawing every day.  Chris holds degrees in Visual Communication Design and Art History from the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford, where he is currently pursuing his Masters Degree in Illustration. He has been the recipient of Gold Awards, Silver Awards, Excellence Awards, Judge’s Awards and the Spirit of Creativity Award from the Connecticut Art Director’s Club as well as BoNE awards from the AIGA and a Silver Award from Gaphis. In addition his work has been published in numerous books and publications including Print Magazine and Communication Arts. His client list includes; Converse, Nike, Chronicle Publishing, Boston Magazine, McDonalds, Scholastic, Harvard Business School Publishing, Warner Music Group, Republic Records.

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