JORGE DAVID IRIGOYEN BATRES
Jorge David Irigoyen Batres is a Mexican artist specialized in graphic design and illustration. Growing up in the border city of Ciudad Juárez influenced his work to represent the folklore and vibrancy of Mexican pop culture, as well as addressing the many political and socioeconomic issues that he faced growing up in Juarez. He came to El Paso to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design at the University of Texas at El Paso.
Focusing on the field of graphic design his style relies on the use of a grid to organize elements. Aiming to find the best visual space to fit in the area without losing the functionality of the design. Other than just branding design, his main skill is Illustration, especially in poster design. Irigoyen’s illustration technique is heavily influenced by cartoons and comic books— an art that he believes is relevant in the field of graphic design because it gives a friendlier and humorous look to the product, while also making it interesting. His main influences in graphic design are the simplicity of Lance Wyman, the humor of Seymour Chwast, and the functionality of the Bauhaus.
His work has been included in many local exhibitions including the 2016 and 2018 Annual Juried Student Artshow. His work was also accepted in the El Paso Museum of Art gift shop. He also won the 2017 Views of UTEP contest for best original artwork, where he was awarded by Dr. Diana Natalicio.