Joe Ciardiello
Recent Assignments
Here are a few recent jobs. This first one was a cover for Milwaukee Magazine, remembering their late president and publisher, Betty Quadracci. AD: Kathryn Lavey. 

A feature in ai CIO for SooJin Buzelli about the continued rise of investing legend John Paulson.

Part of the same feature, the downfall of hedge fund giant John Taylor.

Full page for a Smithsonian Magazine piece about Lincoln's secretaries. AD:Maria Keehan

A feature in Washingtonian Magazine about John Beale, a star in the EPA, who told his co-workers that he led a double life as a CIA agent. It wasn't true. CD: Michael Goesele

Writer John O'Hara for The Baffler. AD: Patrick JB Flynn

Michael Madigan spread for Chicago Magazine. AD: Bryan Erickson

Recent Work
It's been a while since I've posted any assignments, so here are a few recent ones.
Kenyon College recruitment poster for Landesberg Design

Full page opener for a Playboy Magazine article about which generation is the best.

For USA Today Travel Magazine about restoring Johnny Cash's boyhood home.

A couple of portraits from several done for an article on the Enlightenment for Williams College Magazine.

Smokey Robinson for a special issue of Smithsonian Magazine devoted to the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles in America. Various musical artists reminisce about the impact the Beatles had on them.

Drummer Jim Keltner for the same Smithsonian issue.

Spaghetti Journal
A few months back I posted about a personal project I'm working on dealing with the pop culture of my youth and western mythology (American & Italian). Here are a few more drawings. The blog is at
Buon appetito!

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