Hi, I am Jesse--a multimedia artist & designer, programmer, educator, and musician. I am fascinated with human connectivity and empathy within information ecosystems like the internet. A lot of my work and research focuses on digital communication technologies as a means to democratize, balance, and empower networks of people. I hope that prompting multisensory interaction with synthesized data, embodied in familiar forms, might help promote agency in a world increasingly oversaturated with information.

In 2019, I received the inaugural Pokémon Company Scholarship while studying in the Information Experience Design MA program at The Royal College of Art. You can read more on my CV.

Past projects include work with the Processing Foundation and the David Lynch Foundation; under-resourced communities such as urban youth and the homeless; exhibitions at the Royal College of Art, 202 Gallery at Central Saint Martins, Big Medium Gallery, Crisp-Ellert Art Museum at Flagler College, and the Hunter Museum of Contemporary Art; performances at the Royal Academy of Arts, J. Paul Getty Museum as well as Green Man, Bestival, End of the Road, Benicàssim, Sasquatch!, and Isle of Wight festivals; and music collaborations with Vogue Paris.

e: jessethefirst [at] gmail [dot] com