Born in Switzerland and raised in New York City, Robert Giusti studied painting, sculpture, and graphics at the Tyler School of Fine Arts in Philadelphia and Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. The son of a graphic designer, Giusti grew up in an environment where expression of creativity was highly encouraged — the perfect atmosphere for a budding artist.
Giusti returned to New York after finishing school, finding success in the art world there. He began to work in advertising and publishing before setting out as a freelance illustrator and designer, gaining acclaim for his unique style. Some of the clients he has worked with throughout his career include United Airlines, Columbia Records, The New York Times, ExxonMobil, NBC, and TIME.
Since childhood, Giusti has had a fascination with animals, enamored with their simple, honest beauty that lends itself to imaginative recreations. His portfolio of stamps created for the U.S. Postal Service features an array of colorful wildlife. His love for abstract paintings and concepts has remained steadfast through the years.
Currently, Giusti is illustrating covers for Der Spiegel magazine, as well as their children’s publications. His work has exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, winning him silver and gold awards from the Society of Illustrators, among many others.
Giusti lives in Bridgewater, Connecticut with his wife, Grace, and their two dogs, Lupo and Baci. Tufted Puffins (2013) and Birds of Prey (2012) are his most recent projects for the Postal Service. Other designs by Giusti include Cardinal (1991), Wild Animals (1992), Tropical Birds (1998), and Red Fox (1999).
29¢ Wood Duck (1991)
30¢ Cardinal (1991)
29¢ Wild Animals: Giraffe; Giant Panda; Flamingo; King Penguin; & White Bengal Tiger (1992)
20¢ Bluejay (1995) w/Derry Noyes
32¢ Tropical Birds: Green Throated Carib; Crested Honeycreeper; Cardinal Honeyeater; & Antklean Euphonia (1998) – w/Phil Jordan
20¢ Ring-necked Pheasant (1998) – w/Derry Noyes
$1 Red Fox (1999) – w/Derry Noyes