Jesse Hernandez is a Rhode Island based designer and art director. 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 a variety of clients, including Hasbro, Brown University, and Malcolm Grear Designers. During his three years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (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.