Jorge A. Betancourt-polanco

About Me

Mexican graphic designer, painter, writer and illustrator

Member Since July 2016
Member Type Sustaining
AIGA Chapter Las Vegas
Title Creative Artist
Email [email protected]
Website www.jbpolanco.com
Field Art direction/Creative direction
Communication design
Illustration design
Bio

Jorge Arturo Betancourt “Polanco”, is a Mexican graphic designer, painter, writer and illustrator who during his career has created an unique artistic style that has made him a winner of multiple international awards.

Betancourt-Polanco attended the University Autonoma de Guadalajara (UAG), where he obtained a bachelor degree in graphic design.  He also holds a diploma in “Appreciation of Contemporary Mexican Art”

Betancourt-Polanco has been recognized with several Jose Marti awards from the NAHP (National Association of Hispanic Publications) for his work in the design of magazines and newspapers. As an author and illustrator of children’s books, he has obtained international recognition, among those are the “moonbeam Children’s Book Awards” and “Mom’s Choice Awards”.  Jorge’s work was also one of the finalists for the “Book of the year” award from ForeWord Magazine. In the area of arts, “Polanco” has had numerous exhibitions in different cities of the Mexican republic as well as in the United States.  His work has been distinguished with numerous awards and editorial articles published in prestigious mediums of communication in Mexico and the United States.

Jorge has formed part of several organizations of artistic, cultural and social promotion as an integral part and by supporting them with his graphic design and artistic talent.  He has been a part of many Organizations among them: Fiesta Las Vegas, Vegas Valley Book Festival, Tacorama, The Festival of Latin Theater of Las Vegas, The Hispanic Museum of Nevada, The Latin Chamber of Commerce, College of Southern Nevada, Nevada State College, The Mariachi Festival of Las Vegas and the Mexican Consulate in Las Vegas as  counsel for the mexican institute of mexicans abroad in the area of art and culture. 

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