After a decades-long career
in graphics, Danlyn is fulfilling a long-standing dream and is excited to be
working on her first picture book for Pelican. Iantorno believes that “books are
truly the ‘golden ticket’ people need to make their dreams come true. If you can
read, the world exhibits no boundaries. I am thrilled to bring words to life
through illustration and hope that my contribution inspires children to read
again and again.”
Danlyn Iantorno was raised
in Arvada, Colorado, graduating from Arvada West High School as a National Honor
Society member. From the age of eleven, Danlyn was active in drum and bugle
corps as a flag-line performer and went on to teach marching bands and drum
corps around the country. She graduated with an associate degree in advertising
design from the Colorado Institute of Art (now known as the Art Institute of
Colorado). Her graphic design portfolio was selected for honors and she was a
member of the elite studio class, where real-time assignments were received.
Danlyn worked for a small ad agency and then opened her first studio, Artworques.
The company grew to encompass a full-time staff, warehouse, and offices, which
serviced the design and promotional product fulfillment needs for national
accounts. She currently owns Painted Olive Studios.
Active in the art
community, Mrs. Iantorno belongs to many organizations, including the Society of
Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, where she serves as an assistant
illustrator coordinator, featured illustrator, and seminar speaker. She is also
a professional member of the Colorado Alliance of Illustrators and the National
Association of PhotoShop Professionals. She is a licensing designer for the
Craft and Hobby Association and a featured artist for the Specialty Graphic
Imaging Association. Her works have appeared at the ASKU Gallery in Westminster,
Colorado, and the Reed Photo-Art Gallery in Denver.
In addition to art, Danlyn enjoys live theater, Japanese-language study, movies,
family, and friends. She resides in Thornton, Colorado, with her two children, a
canine office assistant, and husband, Lou. Two grown stepsons complete the happy
home. To view more of Danlyn's work, please visit