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ABOUT

Mirelle Ortega is an illustrator and concept artist based on the LA area. She's originally from the south east of Mexico, and has a passion for storytelling, sci-fi, film, tv, color and culture. Mirelle has a BFA from the Tecnológico de Monterrey (Monterrey, Mexico) in digital art and 3D animation, and a MFA from Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She is fluent in Spanish and English.

CONTACT

ortega.mirelle@gmail.com

REPRESENTATION

Bright Agency.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Freelance Illustration (se below for selected clients)
Background painter (Class Dojo) (SAN FRANCISCO, 2017)
Full time illustrator / animator for Aqua Interactive (Alebrigma) (MEXICO CITY, 2014-2015) 
Screenwriter assistant for Daniela Richer (TV show) (MONTERREY, 2013) 

SELECTED ILLUSTRATION CLIENTS

Harper-Collins, Scholastic, Benchmark Education, Oh My Disney LA, ABDO, Little Bee.

ANTHOLOGIES & ZINES

Rift (A Stranger Things Zine), Millennium Girls Zine, The Dream Cluster (editor), Star  Wars FanzineLa Raza Anthology, Teen Olympians (self-published).

ART SHOWS

Dream Worlds: Disney Travel Poster Show. 2018 (California, US)
Academy of Arts Spring Show.
2018 (California, US)
Color Anthropology. 2017 (Minnesota, US)
Tiny Homes. 2016 (Minnesota, US)
La Raza, Unidos y fuerte. 2015 (NYC, US)
Art is in the streets (student show) 2012 (Florence, Italy)

AWARDS

Finalist of Pitch Me The Future with Cartoon Network LA (hosted by Pixelatl) - 2018
Finalist at the International Art Contest and Exhibition for Children by Hispanic Artists - 2016
Receiver of the National Fund of Culture and Arts Grant in Mexico - 2015

PRESS

My Modern Met, Cafe Con Leche Nerds, Books For Kids Podcast Ep. 27, Mexico.com, Animation Magazine (Pitch Me The Future), Animation World Network (Pitch Me The Future), Kidscreen (Pitch Me The Future).