Jessica Hernandez

Jessica Hernandez

New York, NY, US



A little crazy about learning anything to do with technology. Jessica Hernandez is an architectural designer and educator. She has experience in residential, commercial projects and User Experience Design. Currently, she is finishing a large-scale wood laser cut model for one of the busiest ports in South America for an Interactive Architectural Model. 


Fundación Universidad de Bogotá 'JorgeTadeo Lozano'​, Cartagena, BO, Adjunct Professor

_As a professor I teach First, Second Year studios, and Architecture History and Theory of Architecture.
_As well as software (Rhino, Illustrator, Photoshop, Maya and Sketchup) and digital fabrication, this semester my students created large-scale wood installations.

Aug 2015 - Jan 2017

Neopictonic, New York, NY, US, Principal and Founder

Educator, Consultant, and Designer.
Neopictonic New York Lab is a design laboratory. Focused on research that fuses design, science, and technology. Services in Design, Education, and Consulting are offered in New York and Latin America.

Aug 2013 - Jan 2017

Sun Decor Fabrics, New York, NY, US, Design Assitant

_Site measuring for creating site drawings for proposals.
_Effective communication with clients and vendors.
_Developed proposals for bidding on construction projects.

Aug 2013 - Apr 2014

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


Areas of Specialization