About the BellaOnline Digital Art and Design Editor
Diane Cipollo

Digital Art and Design
I’m Diane and I live in Ohio with my great husband. I turned in my traditional pen and watercolors for digital pixels several decades ago when the digital art and animation software arrived on the scene. In 2002, I started my design business, dCipollo Designs LLC. As I learned each new software program, I enjoyed teaching others how to use the software as much as I enjoyed using it for graphic design and motion graphics.

Since 2003, I have been editor for several sections of the BellaOnline.com website, including currently the Digital Art & Design section and previously the HTML, Flash and PHP sections. Thanks to BellaOnline, I have a venue for teaching others to create digital art and animation, for use in both their professional and personal lives. My readers learn how to create their own visual content for social media, branding, marketing and licensing.

Teaching & Writing History

2003 to Present: Editor at BellaOnline.com. Editor for the Digital Art & Design section. Responsible for writing and maintaining weekly articles and tutorials. Also responsible for the email, forum, social media and weekly newsletter for these topic area.

2007 to Present: Art Director for MUSED Literary Review Magazine. As Art Director, my tasks include coordinating the artwork submission evaluation process, designing the layout and producing each issue in both PDF print and HTML online format.

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2008 to 2014: Graphic Artist and Web Designer for DIYeStores.com. Sadly, this ecommerce hosting site has closed.

2010 to 2012: Animator for Pamela Gladding Ecards. Pamela had many artists contributing artwork for her ecards and I really enjoyed bringing that artwork to life with animation. I also had my own artwork featured in a few ecards. Many of the ecards were used as examples for my animation tutorials on BellaOnline. Sadly, the ecard website has closed its doors.

2012 to 2014: Teaching project which included creating the graphics for, designing and developing two interactive book apps, Dracula´s Guest and T´was The Night Before Christmas. The graphics were created in Photoshop and the app was built using the Kwik Mobile Application Development Plugin for Photoshop. Both apps are available in the Apple App Store.

2014: Writer for The Robin´s Nest company. Responsible for designing the SVG cut files and the written tutorials for desktop cutting machine projects, featuring the company´s paper and craft products.

2015: Writer for Canvas Corp Brands company. Responsible for designing the SVG cut files and the written tutorials for desktop cutting machine projects, featuring the company´s Canvas Home Basics, 7gypsies and Tattered Angels product lines.

2015: Writer for Craftaholics Anonymous, a website full of tutorials and creative ideas for your home, kids, and holidays. Responsible for designing SVG cut files and the written tutorials for desktop cutting machine projects.

2016 to 2017: Teaching project which included the design and development of an iBooks template for children´s book authors and the accompanying user guide. The user guide was produced using the iBooks template and published to the Apple Book Store. The Children´s Storybook Template User Guide is available in the Apple Book Store.

Creative Market
As DIY online graphic design apps, such as Adobe Stock, Canva and Artboard Studio, are becoming more and more popular, I´ve concentrated on creating design resources, including animated templates and graphic design elements.


Affinity Publisher, Affinity Designer, Affinity Photo, Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Adobe Sketch, Illustrator, Adobe Draw, Adobe Spark, InDesign, Acrobat Pro, Keynote, HTML5, CSS3, PHP, MySql, WordPress, Gutenberg, Elementor, Tumult Hype, ScreenFlow, iMovie, Motion, iBooks Author, Kwiksher Kwik, Rebelle, SketchBook Pro, Gimp, Pixelmator, Canva, Artboard Studio, Procreate, Vectornator, Swift Publisher, Amadine

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