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MIKE CICCOTELLO received a BFA with a concentration in painting from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. His debut picture book, TWINS, is forthcoming from FSG/Macmillan. Mike’s clients include Scholastic, Highlights magazine and CNN. He has also exhibited at Johnson & Johnson Headquarters and the NY Design Center. Mike is an active member of SCBWI, CBIG, and was a contributing member of You can find him online at and @Ciccotello.

Mike is represented by Rachel Orr. If you are interested in hiring Mike for any illustration related projects, please contact Rachel at rko(a)

If you would like to hire Mike for an event or school visit, please click the envelope icon in the upper right, or top of the screen.


2019 3X3 – International Picture Book Show No.16, Honorable Mention
2018 NJ SCBWI – Annual Juried Art Show, 1st Place Published
2018 3X3 – International Picture Book Show No.15, Honorable Mention
2018 SCBWI – Bologna Book Fair Exhibition, Finalist
2017 RUCCL – Accepted and Attended
2017 NJ SCBWI – Annual Juried Art Show, Members’ Choice Award
2016 RUCCL – Accepted and Attended

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