Robert Giordano was born and raised in New York City. As a child he spent many days drawing and painting with his father, Joseph Giordano, founder of Giordano Studios. Time was spent field sketching at New York City's zoos as well as at the Museum of Natural History. Having this fondness for the natural world, these venues inspired his love of nature. Whether it was hiking in the Catskills or venturing the coast of Long Island, he absorbed all that nature had to offer. An avid fisherman, he spends many hours out on the Long Island Sound pursuing local fish and wildlife.
Educated as an illustration major at the School of Visual Arts in New York, he concentrated on children's book illustration incorporating his love of animals into characters that followed along in his storylines. Influenced by Maurice Sendak, Richard Scarry, Dr. Seuss and others, the natural world transitioned into a bit more fantasy.
His father Joseph Giordano, an accomplished illustrator and fine artist was his greatest mentor and muse. He established his art licensing business in 1980. Robert joined the company in 1984 and has been licensing the family’s designs and creating new art in order to expand the Giordano look to consumers worldwide. He shares his studio with Coop the Dachshund, who's never too far from his side and influences some of the situations that can be seen throughout the company's portfolio.