After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design, Ann DeVito moved to New York City and surrounded herself with illustrators, artists and designers at Interview magazine. There, she learned the art of scanning, developed her attention to detail and appreciation for pop culture.
Ann combined her love for drawing and design at Temptu where she became their in-house designer/art coordinator with projects ranging from package design, body painting and building catalogs to designing ads, presskits and websites.
Her clients include photographer Greg Lotus, makeup artist Kabuki, Martha Stewart Omnimedia, HBO, MTV, Nickelodeon, Untitled Remembering McQueen for xxxxmagazine....
“The images embody the quintessential features of each dog breed, bringing them to life as you flip the pages of this thoroughly sweet read!” —Connie Wilson, Modern Dog Magazine
“Ann DeVito’s book Dog Love is a beautifully funny, visually stunning, and informative book on man’s best friend and is an absolute joy to read!” —Laura Young, author of Pumpkin: The Raccoon Who Thought She Was a Dog
“An engaging illustrated collection exploring the diversity of dogs…. Check out this book!” —Mark Ruffalo, husband, father, actor, director and a climate change and renewable energy advocate with an eye out for love and hope.
“[A] beautiful book.” —Minnie Driver, actor
“If you love dogs, dogs and more dogs, [this is] the book for you!” —@HarlowandSage
“Dog Love is best defined by its panache, passion, and breezy prose. In other words, a welcome relief from all the negativity we see and hear around us today.” —Ranny Green, American Kennel Club
“The diversity of dog breeds serves as Ann DeVito’s inspiration for a collection of bold and colorful illustrations of everything from the labradoodle (Labrador retriever/poodle mix), the puli (think Rick James’ dreads), the Rhodesian Ridgeback and beyond. Included also are tight descriptions of each breed, fun facts and quotes about dogs from contemporary and historical figures.” —Jeremy Mikula, Chicago Tribune
“Ann DeVito has a way with illustrating dogs.” —MrsSizzle.com
“Dog Love, I love it!” –Jon Patch, “Talkin’ Pets”
“[T]he perfect gift for the dog lover in your life or for the friend who is trying to decide which breed to add to the family.” —Jathan Fink, JathanandHeather.com
“[A] a lovely little compendium.” – Our RISD