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 is a faculty member for SCBWI, and a board member for ICON. He also served as a judge for the Communication Arts 2017 Illustration Competition.

For school & conference visits, teaching opportunities, and questions, contact Giuseppe here or at giuseppe (at) gcastellano (dot) com.
For book-specific enquiries, please contact the ever-energetic Alexandra Penfold at Upstart Crow Literary.

Read more from Giuseppe, including his popular #arttips series for illustrators, on Twitter: @pinocastellano.