I was born and raised in Puerto Rico where we spent most weekends at the beach. I went to school at St. Joseph’s University in Philly for international studies and French. Got married to a good friend and moved to Northern New Jersey working for international telecom consultants. I was always the one making birthday cards for my co-workers.
Relocated to Connecticut where I finished a degree in graphic design and worked at NBC creating their graphics for the evening news. Have traveled extensively in Europe & the Caribbean; Ireland, Italy and the island of St. John are my favorite places to go.
At the start of the new millennium, we moved to Cleveland. Here I became a mom and started my card business. With my son’s arrival from Guatemala at 7 months, I needed announcements, invitations for christening, etc… That’s when I began making cards. My friends and family loved my designs and started ordering invitations and calling cards. Piccolino Designs was born!
As a freelance graphic designer, I have created logos for Casentric, LLC, Tombstone View Farm in Cleveland; Atelier Pilates studio in Boston and for small entrepreneurs locally and in Puerto Rico. For card illustrations, I have created the holiday greeting cards for Porter Wright law firm, A&I Associates-architecture company in Miami, and numerous custom-ordered invitations and stationery.
My current product lines are TWEET&FLORA, quirky birds illustrations and modernized Audubon styled birds. CITY DESIGNS is dedicated to designs of iconic buildings from Cleveland and other cities.
I am a member and treasurer of NOIS (Northern Ohio Illustrators Society). Besides creating illustrations, being a wife and a mom, I am also a substitute teacher for pre-school, early grades and Spanish.
Ars artium omnium conservatrix
The art that conserves all arts: printing