Anthony Calandra

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Experienced and talented designer/illustrator with 15+ years working experience in fast paced environments.  A versatile visual and conceptual problem solver who approaches each design project with a solid grasp of composition, painstaking attention to detail, clean esthetics, and effective simplification.  

Design experience includes licensing, apparel, logo design, branding, illustration, CADs, catalog design, packaging graphics, photo retouching, and photo shoot directing.  Strong traditional skills in painting and drawing.   Working experience includes a leadership role as senior designer responsible for leading the department and team of freelancers in the creation and production of all program artwork within deadlines.

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