Nery Orellana  is a versatile graphic designer and artist with over 30 years of experience who lives and works in Los Angeles California. He was born in Guatemala’s Caribbean Coast where he was infused with strong coffee and the bold colors of Mayan Huipiles.* Nery discovered his passion for art and illustration as a child when his 3rd Grade teacher neglected to teach anything but art for the whole year. Nery believes that interesting things happen when the creative impulse is cultivated with curiosity, freedom and intensity. Trained and worked with legendary designer Saul Bass for five years, Nery has worked in a range of art forms, including painting, mural making, illustration, ceramics, block printing and photography.

Clockwise: Nery in front of his mural at UCLA–Ella Baker and W. E. B. Du Bois share the window; Nery as a child; Nery and friends, creating (and destroying!) a sawdust carpet in Santa Monica, CA.

*Huipil: Known for its fascinating patterns and vibrant colors, a Huipil (pronounced wee-peel) is an embroidered blouse worn by indigenous women in Guatemala and Mexico.

Elementary education in Guatemala.
Los Angeles City College.
Cal State LA.
Saul Bass and Associates.
American Heart Association.
Rotary World Head Quarter.
Cal State LA.
Other Works
Freelance/Pro bono art and design
work include a large variety
of clients and experiences, 
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