Magge Gagliardi is an award winning professional illustrator, designer and commercial artist from Connecticut. She has a BFA in Illustration from Paier College of Art in Hamden, CT and a MFA in Illustration from the University of Hartford in West Hartford, CT. She is an instructor of Digital Illustration at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT and Illustration at the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester, NH. She is also the Cartooning and Character Concepts instructor at the Center for Creative Youth at Wesleyan University.
3x3 Magazine, Collective Arts Brewing 1st, 2nd, 3rd Edition Zines, Connecticut Magazine, Hartford Magazine, New Haven Living Magazine, The Sacramento News Review, Ink Magazine, The Hartford Courant, The New Haven Advocate, SCBWI Bulletin, Yale Child Study Center and Cambridge Publishing, The New London Day
Collective Arts Brewing, Front Porch Brewing, Soundview Brewing Company, Chestnut Street Playhouse, Connecticut Magazine, Chef Brian Duffy, Roxy Grace and Co.
Awards and Recognition
Creative Quarterly 53 & 54, 3x3 Magazine Annual No.15 Honorable Mention, Connecticut Art Directors Awards, Society of Illustrator's Los Angeles (SILA) Illustration West 56 Show, Winner of the Two Roads Brewing CONNARTIST Competition, 2017, Featured artist by Microsoft Surface, Featured artist by Masslive.com, June 2016, Girl Scouts of Connecticut's "Top Female Professional in the Arts - STEAM Panel" 2015, Connecticut Magazine's Best of Connecticut Exhibit 2015, Tassy Walden Awards Finalist, One of CTnow.com's top artists of 2012, Wingsite Display’ s Artist of the Year 2012, Connecticut Magazine Sponsor's Choice Award, Winner of the Oil & Acrylic Category at the 39th Annual Members Exhibition, New Britain Museum of American Art, 2008