Joe Ciardiello is a graduate of Parsons School of Design where he earned a BFA degree. A freelance illustrator since 1974, Joe’s illustrations have appeared in The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Time Magazine and the New York Times Book Review.
He has illustrated books for a number of publishers including Harper Collins, The University of Texas Press and The Folio Society. Among his awards are four silver medals from the Society of Illustrators and in 2016 he was given their prestigious Hamilton King Award. Joe has had a solo exhibition of his work at the Society of Illustrators in New York and is included in their permanent collection. In 2017 an exhibit of his work entitled “Spaghetti Journal” was held at the Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, NJ.