Check out Maria Carluccio's new on-line store for great art, cards and such* LITTLE ACORN STUDIO
She is kill'in me with this great stuff^^^

(who she studied with, BTW)

She is an amazing Illustrator + Writer + Designer ^^^



Acorns start off small, ripe with possibility but they grow into gorgeous oak trees. I look at ideas the same way, they start off as a scribble or a bunch of words  and eventually they become beautiful objects people can enjoy. I created little acorn studio as a place where I can share theses special little nuggets of inspiration, a place where my ideas become unique products for children and adults alike.

-Maria Carluccio,
founder and creative director of little acorn studio.


I began my career as a graphic designer. One summer during my junior year in college I took summer course in Brisago Switzerland offered by Yale University. That experience changed my direction, it was my first time in Europe and I felt opened to the world in a way I had never felt before. The next year I returned to to work work in Italy after I graduated. I freelanced for Domus magazine as well as some ad agencies and design firms. Three years later I decided to return to the U.S., this time I focused my career on illustration which lead me to work for Hallmark cards in Kansas City, Missouri.

Today I live and work in Dobbs Ferry NY, a small town on the Hudson river, close to Manhattan. I am an illustrator and designer specializing in children’s books, gift products, textile and wall d├ęcor. I'm proud to have received many awards for my work over the years. It's been an amazing journey so far and I feel blessed to have a career that lets me do what I love most, create. Feel free to view an extensive portfolio as well as a list of some accomplishments at

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