Joe Rocco

Joe Rocco - Designer

West Hollywood, United States

I'm an illustrator, designer, art director & cartoonist working in the children's publishing industry & creating original comics.

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Overview

Joe Rocco is an American illustrator and designer with 25 years experience in editorial publishing and animation. Joe’s work has been centered on Entertainment and Children’s publications and for 7 years he art-directed a popular children’s website that included game, print and web design. Joe also has several children’s books published through Harper Collins, Scholastic and National Geographic Kids publishing.Over the course of his career he has won awards from the Society of Publication Design and various newspaper awards such as “Best of The West” covers completed for New Times media. Joe’s style is whimsical and has been seen in such magazines as Sports Illustrated, Entertainment Weekly, Time, Forbes and Disney. For 10 years he illustrated the nationally syndicated column, "Joe Bob’s America” for The New York Times and created and distributed 2 comic strips throughout the US and Canada.

Languages
English
Fiction
Children's Picture Books
Comics & Graphic Novels

Certifications

  • BFA - Illustration from Art Center College of Design

Awards

  • Society of Publication Design

Work experience

Art Director

Lucky Kat World
November, 2007 – November, 2014 (about 7 years)

Oversaw the layout and design of everything from web pages to animation, game and app design, marketing materials and products for a large developing children's web site from it's inception to several years after launch. I worked closely with producers, animators and coders to carefully and gradually craft a fun and efficient series of products.

Illustrator and Art Director

Self-employed
January, 1994 – Present (over 24 years)

Joe Rocco is an American illustrator and designer with 25 years experience in editorial publishing and animation. Joe’s work has been centered on Entertainment and Children’s publications and for 7 years he art-directed a popular children’s website that included game, print and web design. Joe also has several children’s books published through Harper Collins, Scholastic and National Geographic Kids publishing.

Over the course of his career he has won awards from the Society of Publication Design and various newspaper awards such as “Best of The West” covers completed for New Times media. Joe’s style is whimsical and has been seen in such magazines as Sports Illustrated, Entertainment Weekly, Time, Forbes and Disney. For 10 years he illustrated the nationally syndicated column, "Joe Bob’s America” for The New York Times and created and distributed 2 comic strips throughout the US and Canada.

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