ARTIST · MULTI-DISCIPLINARY GRAPHIC DESIGNER · STRATEGIC MARKETER · ENTREPRENEUR
Born and raised in Queens, New York, Delia had an innate interest in art and began drawing as soon as she could hold a pencil. At the age of thirteen, she and four other NYC students were selected to travel to Japan, accompanied by their art teachers* as delegates of the Asia Society to promote goodwill through art. This incredible experience in using art as a communication tool, set the tone for her career to follow.
In 1992, Delia earned a BFA in Communication Design from Pratt Institute and soon after graduating, became a senior designer at News Communications – a company that owned 14 newspaper publications at the time. A few years later, she joined Jobson Publishing as an Art Director. During this time she also began to build a side business, designing logos and promotional materials for various small to mid-sized businesses. In 1998 Bonfilio Design was launched and operated from a small studio in the heart of NYC’s Union Square.
The agency went on to create the NYC 2000 logo for the City of New York, and branded the Millennium Celebrations that occurred throughout the year – including the famed New Year’s Celebration in Times Square. Since then Bonfilio’s work has adorned products and promotional materials for many well known brands including Jose Cuervo, Diageo, PepsiCo, Godiva Chocolatier, and Igloo Products to name a few.
In March of 2012, Delia traded in the hustle and bustle of NYC for a vibrant beach community in Southern California and has added Channel Islands Surfboards and The Big East Conference to her list of client partners. In 2013, she co-founded The Ted Spagna Project – designed to awaken the work of her late godfather – the photographer who pioneered sleep portraiture in the early seventies. She produced, co-edited, and designed “Sleep” by Ted Spagna (published by Rizzoli New York). This coffee table book of Spagna’s human sleep portraits includes editorial contributions from the renowned Mary Ellen Mark and was favorably reviewed by notable publications like The New York Times, Fast Company’s Co.Design, and Vogue. PDN (Photo District News) named “Sleep” as one of Best Photography Books of 2013.
As a zealous advocate for women, animals, and the environment, Bonfilio looks to work and partner with like-minded entrepreneurs, ventures and corporations that strive to affect positive change in these areas.