Jesse Hernandez is a designer and art director based in Rhode Island. 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 works with various clients, including Brown University, Startnership, and Epcom World Industries. During his three years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Hernandez designed over 200 materials for print, web, and social media, which 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 14 years. His work for Brown University was selected for the AIGA Rhode Island exhibition “See Us” in 2017.
As a volunteer for 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.