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Joe Ciardiello
Joe has been drawing for as long as he can remember, probably since the age of four.
He was born and raised on Staten Island, just a short ferry ride to Manhattan where he attended The High School of Art and Design and college at Parsons where he earned a BFA degree.  Since 1974 he has created illustrations for most major magazines and newspapers as well as for corporate and advertising clients, book publishers and record companies.

Some clients include: American Express, Barnes & Noble.com, Capitol Records, ESPN, The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Rolling Stone, Smithsonian, Sports Illustrated and Time.
Among his awards are four silver medals from the Society of Illustrators.  He has been profiled in Communication Arts Magazine as well as other graphic arts journals and he is included in Who’s Who in American Art.  In 1999 Joe had a one-man exhibition of his work at the Society of Illustrators in New York. A limited edition book of his portraits of blues musicians called "Black White & Blues" was published in 2011 by Strike Three Press.   His work is also included in the Taschen books: “Illustration Now!”, "Portraits" and "100 Illustrators".

A musician as well, Joe plays the drums regularly with a blues trio and a jazz group.  He lives in western New Jersey.
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