Jesse Hernandez studied graphic design, and animation at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) as a RISD Scholarship recipient. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a double major in less than four years, and graduated in 2011. As a freelance brand designer, he worked with a variety of clients, including Hasbro, Brown University, and Malcolm Grear Designers before joining the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a senior graphic designer in 2018. At MIT he has created over 100 design materials for print, web, and social media.
Hernandez has been a member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) for over ten years. He was awarded an AIGA Diversity Scholarship in 2019. His work for Brown University was selected for the AIGA Rhode Island exhibition entitled “See Us” in 2017.
As a volunteer to Debbie Millman, and NaNoWriMo, Hernandez has illustrated a new book cover each November since 2016 for the “30 Covers, 30 Days” design challenge.
Hernandez lectured on graphic design for Adobe at Boston University in 2018.
In a 2016 collaboration with Josh Silverman, Hernandez created the logo, and style guide for Clarity, a design systems conference founded by Jina Anne in 2014.
His work has been featured by Coachella Magazine, the Los Angeles Daily News, and MIT Technology Review.