I am a creative director for the food industry, food photographer, illustrator, author, and pizzaiola.
My background is in graphic design, and I’ve worked on the east and west coasts in this capacity.
CurrentIy, I focus on food. I consider it an art form: preparation, cooking, and presentation. Every ingredient that is used, every fork that accompanies a dish, adds to the story. I work with companies large and small to create visually stunning, compelling and delicious campaigns.
I’ve created recipes for Triathlete Magazine, Perugina Chocolate and Colavita Olive Oil (including Top Your Pizza published by Taunton Press). I also teach pizza cooking classes and formerly owned a mobile pizza cooking school.
In addition to Top Your Pizza, I wrote, illustrated and photographed Zaza's Perfect Pie: a story, activity and cookbook about one little girl's quest to make the perfect pizza.
I currently work as the Creative Director for Colavita Olive Oil. I speak a wee bit of Italian, and I live in the great state of New Jersey with my husband and our nine bicycles.
elana.iaciofano [at] gmail [dot] com