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Lou Grasso’s career has spanned five decades in the design and illustration field, with experience in every aspect of the business. He has worked as an illustrator and art director for numerous publications and magazines, and held the positions of Director of Graphics for Penton Publishing and Creative Director for Penton Media Inc. His work has earned him and his departments numerous awards through such venues as Print Magazine, the New York Art Directors Club, CSCA, and the International Association of Business Communicators.

In 1999, Lou earned a master’s in art from Syracuse University. Over the past 25 years, Lou has taught art in many programs, including those at the Cleveland Institute of Art, Orange Art Center, The Cleveland Museum of Art, and Strongsville Community Education. Lou also runs his own freelance business, Rabbit Design and Illustration Studio. Projects have included publication design, editorial and advertising illustration, and portrait painting. He shows his illustrations and paintings regularly in local exhibits. Lou has been a member of the Northern Ohio Illustrator’s Society since its inception in 1996.