j Hernz

j Hernz

New York, NY, US


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I have experience working in Mobile User Experience Design and Architecture and this has created a fascination with the physical connection we have to our digital devices. I am currently researching the way to take advantage of my two skills. I have currently applied to the Code for America Fellowship hoping to more easily close the gap.

I have also just completed my M.Arch II a Post-Professional Program in Architecture and Urbanism and am currently seeking employment in New York, NY.



Mobients Inc, New York, NY, US, Associate User Experience Designer

+ Created innovative design proposals, mock ups, wire-frames, and/or functional prototypes to demonstrate proposed application functionality.

Feb 2011 - May 2012

Designalter Studio and Designalter Foundation, Cartagena, COL, Junior Architect

+ Develop strong concepts and produce convincing presentations in conjunction with team members.
+ Produce project design, drawing and three dimensional models in collaborative environment.

+ Davivienda Office Tower(Torre Empresarial)/ Cartagena, Colombia
+ SaludCoop Hospital/ Cartagena, Colombia
+ Marina de la Virgen/ Cartagena, Colombia
+ Palmetto/ 130 apartments/ Cartagena, Colombia
+ Sky 2/ 50 apartments/ Cartagena, Colombia
+ Torre Amanecer/ 25 apartments/ Cartagena, Colombia
+ Competition/ Corozal Gardens 150,000m2 Mix-use Project /Best Project Entry

+ Studio planning, outreach, organization and publication.
+ coordinate intern efforts.
+ Studio Professor.

Studios and Publications:
+ Empacando el Vacio / International Design Camp / Technologico de Monterey / Miami, FL
+ Traces and extrusions / International Design Camp / Technologico de Monterey / Miami, FL
+ Alternate Design Strategies / Professional Development Workshop / Universidad Autonoma del
Caribe / Barranquilla, Colombia
+ Limits and Intervals / Landscape Design Studio / Universidad Unisinu / Monteria, Colombia
+ Landscapes in Movement / Vertical studios 3 to 10 / Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano / Cartagena,
+ Cultural Vertical Park / Landscape and Urban Design Studio / Bogota, Colombia
+ An Immersed Cultural Park / Waterfront Design Studio / Panama City, Panama
+ The Suns Shortcuts / Urban Design Studio / Universidad Nacional de Colombia and Universidad
Autonoma / Manizales, Colombia
+ Transverse Space / Landscape and Urban Design Studio / Universidad San Buenaventura / Cali,
+ Visual Perception of Instants / Digital Art Studio / Escuela Taller Cartagena de Indias / Cartagena, Colombia

May 2009 - Oct 2010

Designalter Studio and Designalter Foundation, Cartagena, COL, Intern

+ Assist Studio planning, outreach, organization, and publication.
+ Assistant professor.

Aug 2007 - May 2009


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, US, MArch, Geofutures

The GeofuturesPost Professional Program in Architecture and Urbanism.
Geofutures endeavors to convert crisis into opportunity by harnessing both the pressures of a planet at risk and the promise of emerging environmental technologies to generate a broad spectrum of possible, if not probable, urban and architectural futures for the twenty-first century.
Premised on the belief that the challenges of the contemporary city are far too complex for any one discipline to manage on its own, Geofutures brings together architects, landscape architects, scientists, and technologists to address a wide range of interdisciplinary issues.
Finally, while firmly invested in the future, Geofutures also recognizes the importance of the past and thus draws upon a rich history of urban futurism within the discipline of architecture, including such iconic urban futurist proposals as Antonio Sant’Elia’s La Citta Nuova (1914), Frank Lloyd Wright’s Broadacre City (1932), Kenzo Tange’s Plan for Tokyo (1960), and Andrea Branzi’s Agronica (1994).

Aug 2012 - May 2013

Jorge Tadeo Lozano University, Cartagena, COL, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2004 - May 2009


Award for Excellence in the Study of Architecture and General Academic Achievement, 1st Place

Sole Recipient of the award after completion of Master of Architecture Degree.
Rensselaer polytechnic institute / Troy, NY / 2012-2013


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