Jesse Hernandez is a Rhode Island based designer. He studied graphic design, and animation at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) as a RISD Scholarship recipient. 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. During his three years at MIT, Hernandez designed materials for print, web, and social media that received several awards, including a CASE Award, an AIGA diversity scholarship, a Rhode Island state-funded scholarship, and an internal award from MIT.
Hernandez has been a member of the AIGA for over ten years. His work for Brown University was selected for the AIGA Rhode Island exhibition “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.
His work has appeared in Coachella Magazine, the LA Daily News, and MIT Technology Review.