Despina was born and raised in Queens, NY. After studying drawing at F.I.T. and sculpture at Cooper Union, Despina studied Illustration and Design at Parsons School of Design and at the Passalacqua School of Art.
Despina's work has been commissioned for editorial, advertising and institutional projects. Her heart is in her Children's Books and in teaching art to youths in the Tri-State area. As an education reform advocate she is currently working on using her love of art to campaign for a change in public education.
Clients include: Amplify, BBDO, Cult Partners, Hadassah magazine, Palmela G, UTNE reader, Wireless Generation