Nicolás Ortega is a Graphic Designer, Illustrator and Art Director from Colombia based in New York. He previously worked as a designer for Milton Glaser,  Sagmeister Inc. and Penguin Random House.

His illustration work has been published in different publications in the U.S. and Europe like The New York Times, The Guardian and The New Yorker. His Design work has been awarded by the Type Directors Club, American Illustration, Communication Arts, The One Show and Selected as best Illustrations of the year by The New York Times in 2016 and 2017.

Prior to New York, he worked almost a decade in his native Colombia as an Art Director in the most prominent Advertising agencies: Saatchi & Saatchi, Segarra Cuesta Puig Fernandez de Castro, Dane Doyle Bernbach and James Walter Thompson.

He is always available for freelance.



Work Experience


Penguin Random House
Designer
2017

Deutsch Inc
Senior Designer
2016

Sagmeister & Walsh
Designer
2015

Milton Glaser Incorporated
Design Intern
2015

Saatchi & Saatchi
Senior Art Director
2012

DDB
Art Director
2011

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Art Director
2010

JWT
Junior Art Director
2008




Contact info


me@nicolasortega.com
+1 347 9865471
Brooklyn,
New York







Client List


The New York Times
The New Yorker
New York Magazine
MIT Technology Review
Barron’s
WIRED
SQUIRE
Village Voice Magazine
Buzzfeed
The New Republic
Institutional Investor
NBC News London
SURFACE Magazine
Cosmopolitan Magazine
The Guardian UK
GQ Russia
GQ China
Rodrigo Corral Design
Buzzfeed
Sagmeister & Walsh
Penguin Random House
Simon & Schuster
Children Museum of Arts
Golf Digest
VICE
TED
NEO.LIFE