Anthony Accardowas born in New York City, and spent his youth in Southern Italy where he studied art and design. He holds a B.Tech. in Communication Design,and an MFA in Illustration, and is currently an Assistant Professor at New York City College of Technology where he teaches advanced illustration and character design.
A member of the Society of Illustrators, Accardo has won several national and regional awards. He has illustrated numerous books worldwide and is perhaps best known for his work on the Nancy Drew Notebooks series.