JD Gargano

JD Gargano

Curious Frog

Art director, editor and motion graphic design in Island Park, New York

About JD

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)

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