President, Marie L. Galastro, has more than 20 years experience in the magazine and book publishing industries.Marie understands the business of publishing and knows how to develop and promote a marketable idea or product, taking it from conception to launch. She has held progressively responsible executive positions with diverse media companies ranging from Marketing Director to Publisher/CEO, before leaving the corporate world to form MLG & Associates.
As an illustrator, writer and editor, Bruce Arant’s work captures the emotion of the moment, with or without words. A member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, his whimsical, warm characters “speak fluently” in a variety of styles, from silly to serious. Prior to his career as an illustrator, Bruce enjoyed nearly 20 years in the consumer magazine and custom publishing industries where he held a variety of editorial and creative positions. You can view a portfolio of Bruce’s illustration work at www.arantcreative.com.
Art Director Jill Abrahamsen's career spans over 20 years in consumer magazines, custom publishing and new product development. As a key player in the launch of Design NJ magazine, she designed their successful image and served as their art director for six years. With a hands-on approach, Jill has the ability to take a broad range of design projects through every stage of development from concept to finished product. Creative and client-focused, Jill is a team player who can deliver high-quality work on time and within budget.
“It’s difficult to
express how much I have appreciated working with Marie Galastro. She took the words that I drafted a few years ago and magically brought them to life and made them relevant. This book would not be the publication it is today without her. She is a genius in her field. How lucky that we met.”