Anthony Calandra

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Anthony is an experienced and talented graphic designer/illustrator with 15+ years as a working professional in fast paced environments.  As a visual and conceptual problem solver, Anthony approaches each design project with a solid sense of composition, elite technical skills, and clean esthetics.  In addition to the strong attention to detail is a knack for effective simplification. 


Proficient in Photoshop CS6, Illustrator CS6, & Indesign CS6.  Design experience includes licensing, production artwork, logo design, branding, illustration, packaging design, packaging graphics, catalog design, photo retouching, as well as strong illustration skills in a variety of different digital and traditional media.


Anthony grew up in a suburb of Buffalo, NY, a place where his passion for the arts emerged.  With encouragement from his family and mentors, he was exploring artistic endeavors as young as the age of 10.  Choosing the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston proved to be another important artistic building block, and he has been a working professional from the moment he moved to New York City in 2005. In 2013 Anthony received his MFA in Illustration from the graduate illustration program at the Hartford Art School; University of Hartford studying under famed American illustrators Murray Tinkelman, C.F. Payne, Gary Kelly, Dennis Nolan, and Ted and Betsy Lewin to name a few.


MFA in Illustration- Hartford Art School; University of Hartford
BFA in Illustration- Massachusetts College of Art & Design