Marco Hernandez

Hong Kong

Marco Hernandez

Digital Design Director

Marco Hernandez worked for the Post from 2016 until 2020, specialising in interactive development for storytelling using infographics and data visualisation. He is a former senior infographic designer at La Nación and information design lecturer at the Science and Arts University of Costa Rica. He has won dozens of awards from international organisations, including the Society for News Design and the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers.

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The China Ship: the beginning of modern globalisation

This four-part story has won 22 international awards, most recently for the Spanish-language version at the Society for News Design's "Best of Ibero-American Journalistic Design, ÑH19"

This four-part story has won 22 international awards, most recently for the Spanish-language version at the Society for News Design's "Best of Ibero-American Journalistic Design, ÑH19"

The China Ship: the beginning of modern globalisation
17 Oct 2019 - 3:28PM
The history of the Forbidden City
29 Jun 2019 - 1:36PM
Brexit: how Britain voted

After 43 years in the European Union, the United Kingdom voted to leave on June 23, 2016. A hotly contested referendum uncovered a sharp regional divide across the nation. The vote was characterised by a high turnout and nail-biting margins of victory

After 43 years in the European Union, the United Kingdom voted to leave on June 23, 2016. A hotly contested referendum uncovered a sharp regional divide across the nation. The vote was characterised by a high turnout and nail-biting margins of victory

Brexit: how Britain voted
28 Mar 2019 - 11:55AM
Permafrost, the climate change time bomb

As North America freezes through a polar vortex, and Australia sweats out an extreme heatwave, there is growing consensus it could be game over for Planet Earth if we do not pay attention to the world’s permafrost

As North America freezes through a polar vortex, and Australia sweats out an extreme heatwave, there is growing consensus it could be game over for Planet Earth if we do not pay attention to the world’s permafrost

Permafrost, the climate change time bomb
21 Feb 2019 - 11:37AM
When China wanted silver from the rest of the world

A Pacific route to and from Spanish America made China an economic powerhouse 400 years ago.

A Pacific route to and from Spanish America made China an economic powerhouse 400 years ago.

When China wanted silver from the rest of the world
6 Feb 2019 - 8:04AM
What determines flight paths? Fares, airspace and jet streams

If you think flying from A to B starts with plotting the most direct path between two places, think again.

If you think flying from A to B starts with plotting the most direct path between two places, think again.

What determines flight paths? Fares, airspace and jet streams
5 Feb 2019 - 2:00PM
The Forbidden City in imperial China’s Beijing had one enemy above all: fire

With the palace at constant risk of sabotage and accidental fires, it was essential to be prepared to tackle the peril.

With the palace at constant risk of sabotage and accidental fires, it was essential to be prepared to tackle the peril.

The Forbidden City in imperial China’s Beijing had one enemy above all: fire
4 Feb 2019 - 7:31PM
China built the Forbidden City to withstand earthquakes - without using a single nail

Even today, it sounds like a near impossible task: build an earthquake-resistant wooden building, strong enough to endure several tumultuous centuries, but without using nails or glue.

Even today, it sounds like a near impossible task: build an earthquake-resistant wooden building, strong enough to endure several tumultuous centuries, but without using nails or glue.

China built the Forbidden City to withstand earthquakes - without using a single nail
4 Feb 2019 - 7:32AM
Tracking Trump’s tangled trade war tweets

Understanding political narratives is not always easy. Events often develop with many twists and turns but situations can be further exacerbated when politicians are seen to change their minds as often as the wind changes direction. The following is a visual thread of comments made by US President Donald Trump about the trade war with China.

Understanding political narratives is not always easy. Events often develop with many twists and turns but situations can be further exacerbated when politicians are seen to change their minds as often as the wind changes direction. The following is a visual thread of comments made by US President Donald Trump about the trade war with China.

Tracking Trump’s tangled trade war tweets
23 Jan 2019 - 9:18AM
The tragedy of the oil tanker Aulac Fortune
9 Jan 2019 - 4:55PM
How history counts against an Asian woman winning a Golden Globe

Constance Wu has scored a Golden Globe nomination as best lead actress for her performance in Crazy Rich Asians. She is only the third actress of Asian descent to be given the nod in this category and, historically speaking, taking the award home will be a tall order

Constance Wu has scored a Golden Globe nomination as best lead actress for her performance in Crazy Rich Asians. She is only the third actress of Asian descent to be given the nod in this category and, historically speaking, taking the award home will be a tall order

How history counts against an Asian woman winning a Golden Globe
6 Jan 2019 - 2:59PM
How Beijing’s Forbidden City became one of the largest world museums

the South China Morning Post Graphics Team is pleased to present this 8 chapter collection about the future, present and past of one of the biggest museum collection in the world. Meet the life in the Palace, the collection odyssey running away from wars and the exquisite architecture of the once Forbidden City in our preferred way to tell stories... visually

the South China Morning Post Graphics Team is pleased to present this 8 chapter collection about the future, present and past of one of the biggest museum collection in the world. Meet the life in the Palace, the collection odyssey running away from wars and the exquisite architecture of the once Forbidden City in our preferred way to tell stories... visually

How Beijing’s Forbidden City became one of the largest world museums
27 Dec 2018 - 5:59PM
Ten signature dishes from around the world

Food is more than fuel. Often a sensual pleasure, food can be central to friendships, romance and celebrations. It can also help bind a community through shared cultural roots

Food is more than fuel. Often a sensual pleasure, food can be central to friendships, romance and celebrations. It can also help bind a community through shared cultural roots

Ten signature dishes from around the world
21 Dec 2018 - 10:23AM
2018 in visuals: South China Morning Post’s infographic highlights

As we greet the New Year and wave goodbye to 2018, we would like to refresh your memories of the diverse range of stories the graphics team tackled. We look forward to evolving in the year ahead, but in the meantime here are some shortlists for the best of our visual stories from 2018.

As we greet the New Year and wave goodbye to 2018, we would like to refresh your memories of the diverse range of stories the graphics team tackled. We look forward to evolving in the year ahead, but in the meantime here are some shortlists for the best of our visual stories from 2018.

2018 in visuals: South China Morning Post’s infographic highlights
24 Dec 2018 - 3:57PM
How does Beijing plan to lead the world with 'Made In China 2025'?

The Chinese government announced the ‘Made in China 2025’ strategic plan in 2015. Aimed at closing the gap with Western hi-tech prowess and lessening China’s dependency on imported technology, it specified 10 areas where the country should take the lead

The Chinese government announced the ‘Made in China 2025’ strategic plan in 2015. Aimed at closing the gap with Western hi-tech prowess and lessening China’s dependency on imported technology, it specified 10 areas where the country should take the lead

How does Beijing plan to lead the world with 'Made In China 2025'?
5 Nov 2018 - 11:43AM
The stones in the road for China’s 2025 plan on electric vehicles
22 Oct 2018 - 10:33PM
Why the world’s flight paths are such a mess
3 Oct 2018 - 5:04PM
How China aims to dominate the world of robotics
18 Sep 2018 - 8:37AM
Mars opposition and blood moon lunar eclipse: look to the skies for a rare celestial event
20 Jan 2020 - 5:40PM
Everything you need to know about Bruce Lee, who died 45 years ago
21 Jul 2018 - 8:41AM
How the Thai cave rescue mission unfolded
11 Jul 2018 - 4:31PM
Thai cave boys: what are the rescue options?
7 Jul 2018 - 12:40PM
How the Forbidden City was built to survive fire and earthquakes
29 Jun 2018 - 3:26PM
Fifa World Cup 2018: if football coaches were Russian dolls, who would be the biggest?
15 Jun 2018 - 11:06AM
How China built the Forbidden City without using a single nail
14 Jun 2018 - 8:28AM
The origins of Beijing’s Forbidden City
29 May 2018 - 10:59AM
How silver changed the world
15 Nov 2018 - 9:36AM
A journey of dread: a survivor's account of early global trade
20 May 2018 - 11:26AM
Galleon of China: flagship of trade over two centuries
14 Jun 2018 - 11:48AM
The discovery of the round trip and the beginning of globalisation
6 May 2018 - 2:02PM