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Andie Desiderio

Illustrator, children's books, comics, retouching, color consulting


on request



Long Island, New York

Date of Birth:

May 10th, 1983

A Bit About Me

I'm Andie.

I'm a freelance Illustrator specializing in children's books, editorial, comics and lively storytelling of all kinds. I'm  an experienced retoucher and imaging and color specialist. I love telling stories visually and the relationship between storytelling and the beauty of the image.  

I worked as an imaging specialist at Hearst Magazines for over 15 years. Where my clients included O, the Oprah Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Seventeen, Marie Claire, House Beautiful, AirBnB, and more.

At the same time I was also illustrating freelance where I met Joe Kelly and we began working on our children's book Claire's Hair

In 2020 I began freelanceing full time. My clients include Topps, Man of Action Entertainment, RetroBit Studio. 


I have a webcomic called Orion's Melt about a greasy spoon diner in space that can currently be found on my website and social media sites. 

I have a BFA from C.W. Post Long Island University and studied animation at New York University and interned at the Society of Illustrators in NYC. 

I live on Long Island with my black cat, best friend, and sometimes office manager Casey. When we're not creating art we're gardening, taking ballet classes on zoom, and watching horror movies or reading comic books. 

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