Jessica Hagy

is an artist and writer best known for her Webby award-winning blog, Indexed. Her work has been described as “deceptively simple,” “undeniably brilliant,” and “our favorite reason for the Internet to exist.” 

She is the author of How to Be Interesting (Workman, 2013) and The Art of War Visualized (Workman, 2015), among others. Her books have been translated into more than a dozen languages.

Her style of visual storytelling allows readers to draw their own conclusions and to actively participate in each narrative. “Her images don’t always tell us what to think; quite often, they elegantly offer us ideas to think about.” Her commissioned work frequently appears in various web formats, galleries, books, magazines, newspapers, television outlets, and advertising campaigns.

She lives and works in Seattle, Washington.


Interviews & Links to Work Samples:







The Art of War, Visualized, Workman 2015 (nonfiction)

  • Japanese edition published by Discover 21

  • Korean edition published by Argoning Media

  • French edition published by Department Marabout

  • Indonesian edition published by PT Gramedia Pustaka

  • Russian edition published by Mann, Ivanov and Ferber

  • Mexican edition published by Editorial Oceano

  • Greek edition published by Key Books

  • Brazilain edition published by Ediouro Publicacoes

  • Indian edition published by Manjul        

  • Bulgarian edition published by Knigomania

Here in Line for Security, Ribbon Pig, 2014 (poetry)


How to Be Interesting, Workman, 2013 (nonfiction)

  • Thai edition published by We Learn

  • Chinese editions published by Heliopolis and New World Press 

  • Dutch edition published by Unieboek

  • Spanish edition published by Santillana Ediciones

  • Korean edition published by Argoning Media

  • Russian edition published by Mann, Ivanov and Ferber

  • Saudi Arabian edition published by Jariri Bookstore

  • French Canadian edition published by Editions L’Homme

  • Bulgarian edition published by Knigomania

  • Indonesian edition published by PT Gramedia Utama

  • Czech edition published by Albatros Media    

  • Brazilian edition published by Ediouro Publicacoes

  • Vietnamese edition published by Rose Books


Indexed, Viking Studio/Penguin 2008(nonfiction)

  • German edition published by Random House Berlin


Rotisserie Chicken or the Founding Fathers, Chronicle Books, 2009 (nonfiction)



  • The Hustle Economy, Running Press, 2016

  • Good Charts, HBR Press, 2016

  • Work for Money, Design for Love, New Riders Press, 2013

  • Breakthrough! Overcome Creative Block & Spark Your Imagination, Cornell University Press, 2013

  • Data Points, Visualization that Means Something, Wiley 2013

  • Liberate Leadership, Green Olive Press, 2012

  • Real Texts: Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines 2nd Edition, Longman (a Pearson Imprint) 2012

  • End Malaria, Domino, 2011

  • Information Graphics, Taschen Publishing, 2012

  • I Love Charts, Sourcebooks, 2012

  • You Only Need to Get Rich Once, Greentree Press, 2012

  • What Matters Now, Domino, 2009

  • Ecotone, Vol. 4 #1, 2008

  • Data Flow, Gestalten, 2009

  • Beautiful Visualization: Visualization Through the Eyes of Experts, O’Reilly, 2010

  • Linchpin, Are Your Indispensable?, Portfolio, 2010

  • The World is a Text, Vol. 4, Pearson Education, 2011


Clients & Projects (please email to discuss availability):  

  • Daimler Financial: recruitment & retention campaign

  • AOL: online content, articles, images

  • BBC Magazine Online: cartoon series

  • BBC Capital: internal communications campaign  

  • Bloomberg BusinessWeek: editorial cartoons

  • Esquire, Russia: editorial cartoons, articles  

  • NEON Magazine: editorial articles

  • Readers Digest, Canada: editorial cartoons  

  • Redbook Magazine: editorial illustrations

  • Headline News: animation series

  • The New York Times: editorial illustrations  

  • New York Magazine: editorial illustrations

  • Random House, Berlin: illustrations

  • Taschen Publishing: textbook content  

  • Chronicle Books: promotional illustrations  

  • Penguin’s Viking Studio: promotional illustrations  

  • O’Reilly Publishing: long form content  

  • McClatchy News Service: political cartoon series

  • Gestalten: long form illustrated content

  • Forbes: illustrated articles

  • MOO, London: product design and illustration

  • cross-platform campaign illustrations

  • Plenty Magazine: editorial cartoon series

  • GOOD Magazine: editorial cartoons

  • Golf Digest: editorial illustrations

  • licensed cartoons

  • long form and illustrated articles

  • Pearson Education: textbook illustrations  

  • CurrentTV: animated content

  • Guinness Atkinson Funds: branded content

  • The Seattle Times: copywriting and editorial cartoons

  • Victoria’s Secret PINK: copywriting and social media planning  

  • JPMorgan Chase: copywriting and campaign development

  • Microsoft: event documentation (live cartooning)

  • Weight Watchers: editorial cartoons

  • Deloitte: internal communications campaigns  

  • SuccessFactors: illustrated brand development  

  • U.S. News & World Report: editorial cartoons

  • Brand identity package development and roll-out



  • Webby Award, Personal Site, 2010

  • Associate Member, International Academy of Digital Art and Sciences, 2010—present

  • Top Women in Tech, Puget Sound Business Journal, 2009

  • Time Magazine’s Best Blogs of 2008

  • The Morning News, “Our Favorite Reason for the Internet to Exist,” 2008

  • PC Magazine’s Favorite Blogs of 2007

  • Webby Award Nominee, Blog, Cultural/Personal 2007, 2008 & 2009

  • Guardian UK, Best of the Internet, February 2007

  • Google Blog of Note, September 2006

  • ADDY Awards, 2003, 2004

  • Columbus Society for Creative Arts, Awards of Excellence, 2002, 2003

  • Silver Clio, Digital Content, 2001


Presentations & Exhibitions:

  • Pacific Science Writers, April 2017 (Seattle, WA)

  • Goldlab Symposium, May 2016 (Boulder, CO)

  • SXSW 2016, How to Make Better Content (Austin, TX)

  • Artist in Residence, Dent The Future Conference, March, 2015 (Sun Valley, ID)

  • Ron Mandos Gallery, November 2014 (Amsterdam)

  • Eyeo Festival, 2014 (Minneapolis, MN)

  • WebStock, 2104 (Wellington, NZ)

  • SXSW 2012 & 2013 (Austin, TX)

  • Spark Camp, 2012 (Austin, TX)

  • L2 Innovation Summit, 2012 (NYC)

  • HUDDLE 2011 (London, UK)

  • The Mayo Clinic’s Transform Conference 2010 (Rochester, MN)

  • Pilot Books Micro Residency, 2010 (Seattle, WA)

  • PCBC 2010 Conference (San Francisco, CA)

  • Ward Johnson Winery Gallery, 2010 (Seattle, WA)

  • InfoCamp, October, 2009, (Seattle WA)

  • FOO Camp, August, 2009 (Sebastapol, CA)

  • Ignite Seattle, August 2009 (Seattle, WA)

  • VizThink, February 2009 (San Jose, CA)

  • Design Commission Gallery, October 2009 (Seattle, WA)

  • He Said/She Said Artist Series, March 2008 (Chicago, IL)

  • POPTech 2007, (Camden, ME)



  • MFA (Poetics): University of Washington Bothell, 2018

  • MBA (Capitalism): Otterbein University, 2007

  • BSJ (Journalism, with a minor in Fine Art): Ohio University Honors Tutorial College, 1999