Francisco J. Hernandez
Lead Product Designer

Get in touch: [email protected]

Through my wondrous years of experience, I have grown from a classically trained designer into a new era designing for digital experiences. I am a Texas raised New York transplant. My knowledge expands the range of designer into entrepreneurship.

I’ve been on a journey working for multiple startups and freelance, developing my own product, and participated in an incubator. I have been able to exercise the range of my capabilities, expanded upon them and attained new ones while taking products from concept to delivery. I have had the opportunity to build responsive websites, web and native mobile applications, and software.

School of Visual Arts
MFAD Designer as Author + Entrepreneur 2014

University of Houston
Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Communications 2008

Human-Centered Service Design 2020
Selected Experience
Chase 2023 – Current
Design Lead. Brooklyn, New York.

Capital One 2021 – 2023
Design Manager. Manhattan, New York.

Homer 2021
Product Design Manager. Manhattan, New York.

Verizon 2018 – 2021
Lead Product Designer. Manhattan, New York.

Citia 2013 – 2017
Lead Experience Designer. Manhattan, New York.

Happy Studios Summer 2013
Freelance Designer. Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York.

Barbour Design 2011-2012
Graphic Designer. New York, New York.
Selected Internships
The Public Society Summer 2013
DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York.

Pow Interactive Spring 2013
DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York.

Selected Software
Figma, Sketch, Adobe XD
Adobe Creative Suite
Miro, Mural, Lucid Spark
JIRA, Confluence, Trello
Becoming a Design Entrepreneur by Steve Heller

Raw Data by Steve Heller
Selected Achievements
Design Founder at Google’s 30 Weeks incubator 2016

Lecturer at SVA MFAD (2015, 2016)

Finalist for Blue Ridge Labs Fellowship 2015

Finalist for Catalyst Fellowship 2015

Presented at Ed Lab at Columbia University’s Teacher’s College 2015

Finalist for Sylvia Harris Citizen Award 2015

Semi-Finalist for Adobe Achievement Award

3rd place for Latinos 2 Tech at Google 2015

Venture SVA Gallery, 2014

Deborah Buck Scholarship, 2014

SVA Alumni Association Scholarship, 2014