Giuseppe Castellano is an Executive Art Director at Penguin Random House. He oversees the art and design of over 200 children’s books a year across seven imprints including: Penguin Workshop, Mad Libs, Frederick Warne and Co., Penguin Young Readers, and Cartoon Network Books.

He is also the founder of The Illustration Department—an online school for illustrators. You can learn more about his school, read testimonials, and view the alumni showcase by visiting

Giuseppe continues to be a guest speaker, critic, and teacher at schools including:

He has been a faculty member SCBWI.