Isaac Hernandez
Fine Arts, Santa Barbara California United States
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Contact details
405 Santa Anita Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Tel: 805 5691559
Brief Summary
I'm a photographer, writer, painter, and sculptor. My photographs and articles have been published in hundreds of publications worldwide. I've written/produced/directed several plays. I love life.
Geo, Elle, Cosmopolitan, El Mundo, Focus, National Geographic Traveler, and hundreds more.
Professional Experience
Isaac Hernandez
Phone: (805) 455 0856 • Email: [email protected]

Communications Profile:

More than twenty years of communication and media experience, managing photographers and writers on assignment, writing articles, taking photographs and shooting video for hundreds of media companies. As correspondent for El Mundo in Spain, he’s interviewed and photographed hundreds of preeminent environmental leaders. Isaac’s a proficient writer both in English and Spanish, and has experience teaching theater to children, writing, producing and directing. He’s a fun and creative person who likes ta good challenge.

Work History:

2010-present: Creative Director for Publishing by the Seas, Responsible for photography, and illustration; writing press releases; and designing books, media kits, logos, corporate image, and websites.

2009-present: Santa Barbara School District. Theater Arts instructor, working with children 10-13 years old, writing plays, producing and directing them. Responsible for creating teamwork with kids, parents, school staff, set and costume builders, stage crew, and sound/light engineers.

2000-present: US Correspondent for El Mundo, Spain’s second largest newspaper and the world’s largest website in Spanish, providing words, photographs and video.

1991-present. Editor and photographer at Mercury Press International, managing a team of photographers and writers, making tight deadlines, keeping relationships with editors worldwide, and publishing stories and photographs in hundreds of prestigious publications. Produced videos for QAD, Antioch University and other clients.


Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara, California, 1987-1990.
Bachelor of Arts in Professional Photography, with a focus on film and multimedia.

Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, California, 1990-91, and 2008-present.
Nearly completed AA degree in Fine Art. Courses include Journalism, Graphic Design, Fine Art, and 3D Design. President’s Honor Roll.

Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain, 1985-86
Courses in Geography, Archaeology, Art and Ancient History, and Latin.

Portrait, event, product, documentary, and sports photography, on location and in studio. Video and video editing. Editorial and fictional writing in both English and Spanish. Photo archiving. Illustration and painting. Sculpture. Software knowledge: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, Premiere Pro, Wordpress. Great with children. Proficient in English and Spanish. Some Italian and Portuguese.
Awards and Recognition
2012. Bride’s Choice Photography Award.
2007. Sculpture Merit Award. Atkinson Gallery Exhibit.
1995. Mountain Bike Magazine's Top Ten Photographer
1990. Brooks Institute of Photography Excellence Award
1990. Santa Barbara Fair first and third prize photography contest.
1988. Brooks Institute third prize all school photography contest.
1986. Washington Irving Institute, first and second place photography contest.

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