I am an artist, author, and award winning graphic designer for my work at VMC Art & Design. With a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC and a voracious need to constantly be reading, I have managed to merge the two loves in my life…art and books. As an artist, I am constantly exploring new ways to create and share my artwork. As an author, my goal is to write stories that I would love reading no matter what the genre and push myself to explore all the aspects of her characters. In November of 2016, I published my debut novel, When It Hits the Fan, and my first adult coloring book, The Spiral of Bliss Coloring Book, with author Nina Lane. Spending most of her day in my studio with her crazy dog Lizzy, I love to stay connected with readers, fellow book nerds, coffee addicts, and artists through social media. Catch up with me on Instagram @artbookscoffee, Facebook @vcolotta, or Twitter @vcolotta to see what I am reading, writing, drawing, and whipping together in my kitchen.

Work Samples

  • Cover Design for THE LOVERS' TANGO (IBPA BENJAM

  • Cover Spread Design for WHEN IT HITS THE FAN

Work History

  • Author & Artist

    Victoria Colotta is an artist, author, and award winning graphic designer for her work at VMC Art & Design. With a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC and a voracious need to constantly be reading, Victoria managed to merge the two loves in her life…art and books. As an artist, she is constantly exploring new ways to create and share her artwork. As an author, her goal is to write stories that she would love reading no matter what the genre and push herself to explore all the aspects of her characters.

    Spending most of her day in her studio with her crazy dog Lizzy, Victoria loves to stay connected with readers, fellow book nerds, coffee addicts, and artists through social media. Catch up with her on Instagram @artbookscoffee, Facebook @vcolotta, or Twitter @vcolotta to see what she is reading, writing, drawing, and whipping together in her kitchen.

  • Owner and Lead Graphic Designer


    Customized Graphic Design Solutions for Publishers, Authors, & Small Businesses

    VMC Art & Design is an award winning graphic design firm creating customized graphic design solutions for all your publishing, small business, and marketing needs. Established in 2007, we believe in offering a high level of customer support by taking the time to build relationships as we get to know our clients by understanding what their needs are and what their budget is. Through this insight, we formulate a plan that allows them to achieve their goals. We not only strive to reach our client’s expectations, we go beyond what they thought they wanted. Because of our ongoing relationships with our clients, referrals have become an important part of the development and growth of VMC Art & Design.

    We have the expertise in publishing, online website development, and print design. We have taken authors’ manuscripts and transformed them into final printed books that can be distributed and promoted. We then provide the authors with the ability to create a platform for their books through websites, blogs, and printed materials. In addition to working within the publishing industry, we have worked with small businesses in the reinforcement of their brand. Whether it is creating new identities or working with them to build upon their existing brand, we have helped them to develop their look in both print and on the web.

  • Blogger & Book Reviewer

    • Art, Books, & Coffee
    • Oct 2014 - Jun 2017 (2 years 8 months)

    Created in 2014 by artist and author, Victoria Colotta, Art, Books, & Coffee is a place that celebrates art, books, and the need for over caffeination. You can enjoy the blog which highlights art finds, great books, and other fun bookish things all in one place, or you can check out The Bookshelf where there are suggestions for your next read. Also, the Cafe offers a place to buy items inspired by literature, art, and fun sayings all created and designed by Victoria.

  • Senior Graphic Designer

    • PMW.net
    • Glen Rock, NJ
    • 2006 - 2008 (2 years)

    Design for corporate identities, advertisements, print projects, book covers and interiors, websites, and email marketing campaigns. All of the work produced was under the direction of the company's Art Director.

  • Production Manager & Graphic Designer

    • Self-Publishing Firm
    • 2005 - 2006 (1 year)

    Design of book covers and interior layouts, typesetting, and print preparation. Managing design team, full production of all publications, and obtaining estimates from printers for projects.

  • Administrative Assistant

    • Arader Galleries
    • New York, NY
    • 2005 - 2005

    Management of the front desk of the gallery, general administrative duties to support the director of the gallery, entering all new clients into database. Design of several small catalogs.

  • Sales Associate

    • The Museum Of Modern Art
    • New York, NY
    • 2004 - 2005 (1 year)

    This was a general sales position at the MOMA Store in the main location on 53rd Street in NYC. I began working there during the 2004 re-opening. It was truly an amazing time to be part of the museum staff.

Education

  • School of Visual Arts

    • BFA Fine Arts
    • 2000 - 2004

    During my four years at SVA, I studied under practicing artists in painting, sculpture, drawing, and photography. My main concentration during this four year period was drawing.

Specialties

Awards

2013: Goodreads M/M Romance Award (3rd Place for Book Cover Design); GDUSA Website Design Awards --- 2014: GDUSA Website Design Awards --- 2015: GDUSA Website Design Awards --- 2016: IBPA Benjamin Franklin Book Awards: Silver Award Winner in Cover Design (Fiction)

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