You might know Jessica Walsh for her graphic design work, but it's more likely that you religiously (and tearfully, at times) followed her viral side project "40 Days of Dating" with fellow designer friend (even post-breakup) Timothy Goodman. The latter project has blasted her name around the Internet and in conversations worldwide—Warner Bros even recently bought the film rights to the project. But her graphic design starts a conversation on its own. The attention to surreal detail in her ad campaigns, subway posters and branding projects puts her on the "designers to follow" radar.
Her largely abstract, at times surreal work has been featured by names like Adobe, Levi's, Kia and the School of Visual Arts. She's also been known to freelance for the likes of The New York Times, AIGA, Technology Review and I.D. Magazine.
In a mini-documentary by Like Knows Like, Walsh talks about her inspirations (spoiler: her vivid dreams play a large part in her creative process), why she chose NYC as her home base and her whirlwind job search that quickly landed her a role as a partner at Sagmeister & Walsh. Check it out below: