What is Curious Frog? Or is it 'WHO is Curious Frog?' Either way, Curious Frog is me and I am a curious frog.
Curious Frog (at least in concept) started in 2004 when I was in Coventry, VT for what was to be Phish's last show. The idea to actually pursue a career in graphic design was still a year and a half away but I had always been artistic. While on the concert grounds, I was looking at all of the fan made band posters and band merch, and it occurred to me "I can do that!" It wasn't until the band I was in at the time needed merch, posters, a website and CD art did I actually look into schooling for design.
Fast forward to 2010: I received my BFA in Graphic Design with a concentration in Motion Graphic from the School of Visual Arts in NYC and was hired right out of school by a very well known and much beloved TV station here in NY as a broadcast designer. Less than a year later, I was asked to teach a junior level Motion Graphic course at SVA and went on to create a Senior Interdisciplinary Portfolio class.
I've won several Emmy and ProMaxBDA awards for my work over the years and I'm always looking for projects to tackle/collaborate on.
Name: JD Gargano
Lives in: Island Park, New York
Company: Curious Frog
Occupation: Art Director, Editor, Motion Graphic Design and Graphic Designer
Emmy Award Winner: Promotion Single Spot/Campaign
Emmy Award Winner: Promotion Image Spot
Emmy Award Winner: Graphics
Emmy Award Winner: Graphics Animation
PromaxBDA Bronze: General Branding/Image
School of Visual Arts (New York, NY)