Dom Civiello is a Boston based illustrator, designer, graphic artist, or whatever title best fits the job. His work has been recognized and awarded by Communication Arts, American Illustration, Society of Illustrators, Society of Illustrators Los Angeles, Association of Illustration U.K., Applied Arts Canada, Creative Quarterly, 3x3 International, among others. His work has been seen in gallery exhibits at the Museum of American Illustration, Boston City Hall, SILA Illustration West Annual show, World Illustration Awards in London, and is included in homes and private collections, as well, been featured in industry leading publications. Dom's published illustrations have been found in a wide variety of markets including branding, editorial, advertising, and publishing.
When he graduated from high school, he initially wanted to join the armed services, but did not meet qualifications. Dom always had an interest in drawing and graphic design, but never considered it as a career path. So, instead of joining the military, he attended and earned a B.F.A. from the Massachuttes College of Art and Design. There he began exploring different fields of illustration while incorporating design and multimedia processes into his work. Upon receiving his undergraduate degree, he attended the Illustration Academy workshop in Kansas City, Missouri and then went on to earn an M.F.A. from the Hartford University Low Residency Illustration program.
Dom's illustration style is about combining traditional techniques that are very experiential with digital techniques that are more precise. Because of this, the work can have a natural variety of textures, while still keeping the overall image focused on the narrative or idea that best solves the problem for a client. Everything he includes in a design are necessary details. He does not want to create any forms of distraction. Although his products may not seem at first glance traditionally simple. It is a simplistic mentality that allows him to bend these rules in a way that is not obvious. This process integrates fundamental design skills to create images that say the most with the least.
Along with illustrating and designing, he also is an instructor in the illustration department at the New Hampshire Institute of Art.
American Illustration 36
Communication Arts Annual 57
Communication Arts Annual 58 shortlist
A.O.I. World Illustration Awards: United Kingdom
Applied Arts: Toronto, ON
Society of Illustrators Los Angeles 55
Society of Illustrators
3x3 International Bronze Medal
3x3 International Merit Certificate
3x3 International (3)Honorable Mentions
Creative Quarterly 100 Best 2016
Creative Quarterly Runner Up 40, 42, 43, 44, 47