Jessica Young is a partner and co-owner of Thumb, a Brooklyn and Baltimore-based graphic design office that was organized as a partnership in 2007. Thumb works on public, private, and self-initiated projects, usually in the areas of architecture, art, urbanism, design, and culture. Thumb's award-winning work includes recognition by the I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and AIGA 50 Books, 50 Covers Awards. Prior to co-founding Thumb in New York, Jessica was Director of Publications and Exhibitions at Rice University School of Architecture in Houston, Texas, where she also earned a Master of Architecture degree. Jessica's work and education as an architect informs her view of graphic design as a spatial and temporal practice.