Meet a Fabricante #16 – Daniel Benitez

Daniel is a young illustrator from Mexico. He’s in our Editorial area, and among his passions he mentions bad jokes and Aldo Manuzio. Have we made you curious to learn more about him? Just read the interview below!


Can you describe in no more than 30 words who you are and what you do?
I’m an illustrator and graphic designer from Mexico City, co-founder of WorstSeller Editorial.
Addicted to self-publishing, picture books and graphic novels; also passionate of underground culture, casual writing and bad jokes.

What do you expect from your time at Fabrica?
I’m here to create a community with creative people from the whole world and to experience this cultural exchange. For me this is a huge chance to know the world, think bigger and go beyond my skills and limitations. I’m very interested in multidisciplinary work to rethink my role as a designer in society.

What inspires you most?
Social issues, because that pushes me to say something through my creative work. And I’m inspired also by independent communities and weird stories.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
A teacher used to tell me and my friends: “Do it, but even more hardcore” to encourage us to push our creative work to the limit.

What do you miss of your home and what do you like of Italy?
I miss the colorful Spanish language from Mexico, especially the “caló”. Also the tasty food, of course all of my friends, the fanzine community, my fiancee and the parties on Monday in our flat. Well, Italy is the home of Aldo Manuzio and pizza, two of my favorite things in life. Here there’s a huge history linked to graphic and editorial design, and I love how easy it is to travel around Europe.