Jessy Escobedo 

Products ––
        Magic Leap 2 Fundamentals
        Magic Leap 2 Platform

 Projects ––  
Ai.gents of Neighborhood Change

Collaborations –
Decolonizing AR
        AWE Nite Mexico City

 Speculative Fiction ––
The Future of Work (Autodesk)


Jessy’s independent work aspires to anticipate near-future implications of emerging technologies through prototyping accessible user experiences, community platforms, and co-creation tools. She believes in the value of participatory design practices and is an advocate of strategic foresight as an approach to innovate responsibly within large organizations and communities. 

She holds an MFA in Media Design Practices from ArtCenter College of Design and a B.S. in Architectural Studies from the University of Southern California.


2020    Designing a community chatbot service and ensuring quality UX/UI for Acumen Academy.
2020    Producing new stories & prototypes for Sidewalk Labs’ Collab.
2020    Prototyping unplate as an IDEO CoLab Fellow during a remote design sprint for COVID-19
2020    Co-running a remote workshop called Blips of the Pluriverse — Prototyping a Virtual Cosmology Toolkit for CultureHub ReFest 2020

Community Building

2019      Co-organizer, Speculative Futures LA Meetup, Los Angeles, CA
2019      Co-lead, Decolonizing AR NAVEL Assembly, Los Angeles, CA
2019      Outreach Volunteer, Chinatown Sustainability Dialogue Group, Los Angeles, CA


2020    IDEO CoLab Fellow
2019    Design Researcher, Collective Future, Los Angeles, CA
2019    Designmatters Fellow, i-team, Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Budget & Innovation, City of Los Angeles
2018    Strategic Foresight Intern, Autodesk Office of the CTO, Corporate Strategy, San Francisco, CA

Speaking Engagements

2020   Co-presenter, “Decolonizing AR,” NAVEL Q2 Assemblies Group Presentation, Los Angeles, CA
2019    Guest Lecturer, “PLANNAR,” UCLA School of Public Affairs Urban Design Dept, Los Angeles, CA
2019    Presenter, “PLANNAR: Co-Visioning with AR,” Association of Professional Futurists FuturesFest, Virtual Conference
2019    Guest Lecturer, “PLANNAR,” ArtCenter College of Design Interaction Design Dept, Pasadena, CA
2019    Lightning Talk Speaker, “PLANNAR: Co-Visioning with AR,” Refactor Camp, Santa Monica, CA
2018    Co-presenter, “MotionXR,” sp[a]ce gallery, Pasadena, CA
2018    Co-presenter, “Future of Work Scenarios,” Theater Sessions, Autodesk University, Bellagio, Las Vegas, CA


2019    “PLANNAR 2.0,” “Floating Signifiers” Exhibition, Glendale Tech Week, Glendale, CA
2019    “PLANNAR,” Primer Conference Emerging Designer Exhibition, Parsons School of Design, New York City, NY
2019    “PLANNAR,” ArtCenter College of Design Grad Show, Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, CA


2020   “Blips of the Pluriverse: Prorotyping AR Cosmologies,” CultureHub ReFest, The Vortex, Los Angeles, CA 
2019    “Co-visioning with AR,” Glendale Tech Week, Glendale, CA


2018    People’s Choice Award for “MotionXR,” Primer Conference, San Francisco, CA
2017    Thesis Scholarship Recipient, Graduate Media Design Practices Dept, ArtCenter College of Design
2017    SLED Scholarship Recipient, ArtCenter College of Design
2017    1st Place TechStars Startup Weekend for “AiSite”


2019    MFA, Media Design Practices, ArtCenter College of Design
2014    B.S. Architectural Studies, University of Southern California