Okan Arabacioglu, was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey. At the age of 18, he decided to move to States and attended Maryland Institute College of art (MICA) as an illustration major and literature minor. While at MICA, he has gotten a piece chosen for American Illustration 23. He also worked as a teaching assistant to noted illustrators, Warren Linn and Daniel Krall. All of this success led Okan to start his freelance illustration career while he was in college.
Okan currently resides in Catonsville, MD with his beautiful wife Andrea, his kids Helen and Elliott, as a full time illustrator, designer, and artist.
Clients: Aktuel Magazine, Forward Magazine, Bant Magazine, Södra Teatern (Sweden), Sonic Youth, Decibel Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine, Baltimore Citypaper, Hyperactive Magazine, Boston Globe, Urbanite, Terps Magazine, Rolling Stone, Nike, URB Magazine and Orlando Weekly.
Awards: American Illustration, Society Of Illustrators, Communication Arts Illustration Annual, 3x3 Magazine Pro Show 4-2007, Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington 58th Annual Show, Society of Professional Journalists "Maryland Excellence in Journalism Contest '07" Illustration Award.