Paul Romano is a fine artist and designer living and working in Philadelphia. He grew up in the very same city and studied at the University of the Arts and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
He began his professional career in the early 90s as an in-house illustrator and designer creating educational software for children. As technology boomed, myriad options fell before him: random illustration work, creating a successful line of greeting cards, web design, and partnership in a small branding and design firm. While commercial design was lucrative, a void was left in the expression of Romano's background in, and love of, fine art.