ROSE DiSANTO, principal of DiSanto Design, is an award-winning graphic designer, illustrator and summer camp counselor. She has worked with Fortune 500 clients ranging from Apple Computer to Stride Rite Corporation and nonprofit organizations ranging from The American Cancer Society to Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp to The Steppingstone Foundation, to name a few. 

Her work has been recognized for its excellence by organizations like The Advertising Club of Greater Boston, American Corporate Identity, Communication Arts Magazine, The New York Art Director’s Club, Graphis, Print Magazine, and The Philadelphia Ad Club. 

Rose is involved in her community, serving on the board of AIGA Philadelphia. Through AIGA Philly, Rose founded the city’s first mentoring program that pairs seasoned professionals with emerging designers. She is currently spearheading Civic + Community Engagement—a new initiative that seeks to engage AIGA’s membership of creative thinkers, problem solvers and designers with the greater community at large. 

Rose volunteers in many capacities throughout Philadelphia. She is often a guest lecturer or adjunct professor at higher education institutions across the city. And since 1989, Rose has volunteered as a summer camp counselor with Paul Newman’s The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, based in Connecticut.  

Rose holds a degree in Visual Communications from the University of Delaware and a Masters in the Arts in Education from Harvard University. She currently resides in Philadelphia with her husband, Stephen—except for a week in July, where she can be found in the arts and crafts shack at Camp.