Orlando Arocena ( Mexifunk) is an artist and graphic designer who works in traditional and digital mediums. After graduating from Pratt Institute in 1994, he drew his way through Europe, co-founded Uptown Arts, and discovered he had a knack for digital commercial communications. In addition to a 20-year track record of delivering creative solutions for some of the world’s most recognizable brands he has established himself as a non-conventional vector illustrator who explores cultural iconography, pop culture, and speculative narratives.
His vector art has also been commissioned by Adobe to be the face of their Illustrator CC 2014. And is a recipient of a 2017 Gold Clio Entertainment Award for his 20 title “Dia de los Muertos” Horror dvd take over with Twentieth Century Fox and MGM studios.
In addition to commercial endeavors, he has exhibited his artwork at Miami Art Basel, The New York Armory Show, The U.S Embassy in Prague, The Museum of Western and Eastern Art Odessa Ukraine, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, plus a multitude of official movie / pop-culture gallery events.
He is currently a Global Brand Ambassador for HP’s new creative line up of mobile workstations called ZbyHP.
Orlando Arocena’s studio is based in Bogota, Colombia.