Howdy! My name is Andre "Taco" Caraco, a designer and illustrator from sunny Southern California now living in Wellington, New Zealand. I've worked in the design and advertising industries in both the USA and NZ for the better part of a decade and have cut my teeth at some of the finest agencies – SpecialGroup, Creature, SALT, VehicleSF and others – both here and abroad.
I've done work for a number of clients ranging from sporting to telecommunications to food to government, for companies both large and small: Nike, Adidas, Holden, Isuzu, Red Bull, Smirnoff, Garage Project, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, LeasePlan NZ, 2degrees and more.
My formal training is in Graphic Design and Illustration, but I pride myself in being something of a generalist, being able to change and adapt to whatever the project needs from hand-painted illustrations to 3D visualisation.
Industries I know well
Food and Consumer Brands
Honours & awards
2016 - Gold - LeasePlan Small Fleet Campaign
2016 - Silver - Creature Wilder Side Promo
2015 - Gold 2x - 2degrees Play the Bridge Campaign
2015 - Bronze - Better by Design CEO Summit 2015
2013 // Bachelor of Fine Arts / Graphic Design (High Distinction)
2013 // Bachelor of Fine Arts / Illustration (High Distinction)
California College of the Arts, San Fransisco, California
English & Mexican Spanish