Okan Arabacioglu, was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey. At the age of 18, he decided to move to the States and attended Maryland Institute College of art (MICA) as an illustration major and literature minor. While at MICA, his piece was 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 and is a full time illustrator and artist.