The Frog in
the Well

Drawing has been a part of my life since the age of three. At the age of seven I won my first coloring contest; four tickets to see a Walt Disney production film.

As a young teenager, my parents enrolled me to take private oil painting lessons. This was the beginning of
my career as an artist. My professor, Mr. Albert Ondush from Clarks Summit, PA, inspired me to continue in the field of art. He encouraged me at a very young age to develop my talent.

Mr. Ondush taught me how to set up the palette and how to mix my oil paint, using only
the primary colors. He helped me build a solid foundation in art before I went to college.

As I developed my talent I learned to use the color wheel as a guide. I developed the knowledge of learning design with monochromatic, triadic, analogous, complimentary, split complimentary and double
split complimentary colors.

Over the past 36 years as a visual communicator, I have won numerous awards in logo design and graphic illustration. I worked as an art director for advertising companies and also worked as an independent graphics contractor for needle point, latch hook rugs, newspaper, magazine, and manufacturing companies throughout my career. I served as a pre-press technician for many years as well as working in the bindery, plating, and camera departments. I was employed at The Scranton Times, and worked with Scranton Engravers in the 70's. I also worked for Abington Advertising, in Dalton PA, Partridge Wirth Co. in Scranton and I worked for Northeastern Litho Prep (a division of Keystone Printed Specialties.

In the 80's I was employed as art director by a Pocono Magazine (TWIP) for 13 years and later in my career
I worked for United Huxley Envelope Corporation Mt. Pocono as a pre-press technician for almost 7 years.

I had the pleasure of studing under the direction of a famous comic book illustrator, the late John Belfi.
John and I became very good friends. We worked together for the Native American Pavilion Project in the 90's.

Since May 1974, I own and operate Caprio Graphic Design.


Associates / Visual Communications / Art Institute of Pittsburgh
Specialized Diploma / Computer Graphics / NC College
Specialized Diploma / Desktop Publishing/ NC College
Certificate of Achievement / HTML-JavaScript / NC College
Certified Cartoonist / John Belfi Art of Cartooning School
Certificate of Achievement / DDA Web Graphics
Certificate of Achievement / DDA Macromedia Dreamweaver
Certificate of Achievement / DDA PhotoShop / ImageReady
Phi Theta Kappa Society / International Scholastic Order / National Honor Society


Illustrator / The Frog in the Well / Finalist Award for picture
book / National Best Books 2008 Awards, sponsored by USA Book News

Representative / President Clinton's Inaugural Ball /
Native American Project
Moscow Country Fair Logo Award / First Place
Pocono Farms East Logo Award / First Place
Mass Appeal Logo Award / First Place
Illustrator / NAPP Limited Edition Poster for Native American PowWow
Illustrator / Monroe Women in History book
Falling Feathers / Heritage Award / CO-Publisher-Illustrator
Pittsburgh Playhouse Cover Award / First Place
Pittsburgh Poster "Run Away Population" / Honorable Mention
Scranton, PA "History of Scranton" / Honorable Mention

I hope you enjoy browsing my web site.
Respectfully, Pattie Caprio

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