Deanna Staffo is a Philadelphia based illustrator. She received her BFA with honors from the Maryland Institute, College of Art, where she later taught sophomore and junior illustration students.

She currently teaches junior illustration majors at the University of the Arts. Her work has been recognized by American Illustration, The Society of Illustrators West, The Altpick Awards (2nd place series illustration) and has been published in Communication Art's "Fresh List" (Aug. 05), Taschen's "Illustration Now" and "Illustrated Portraits".