Laura Jo Hess

Laura Jo Hess

Managing Director

A poet at heart, Laura Jo uses her instinct for brevity to her advantage. As Managing Director, she keeps the studio stable and ensures the business can support the vision. She brings structure to creative teams, empowering them to craft their most innovative work

After spending two years writing grammar textbooks in Chicago, Laura Jo (or LJ as we call her) moved to New York to earn her MFA from The New School. Following a plethora of craigslist jobs, including barista, fashion assistant, nanny, copywriter, and freelance analyst, Laura Jo made her way to Juilliard to run the Writing Center. She honed her management skills in the advertising industry before switching gears into ed tech at General Assembly, where she built and scaled their online course offerings. At GA, she learned rudimentary front-end development skills and built a (now broken) site that explores the role of memory in Gmail.

As a new mother, you can find Laura Jo waking up at 5am on weekends, drinking way too much coffee, and doing her best to keep up with the Sunday crossword puzzles. She is still trying to write her book.

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