Bob Kosturko is the Creative Director for Beacon Press. He began his publishing career in 1986 when he was hired by Michael Friedman, a New York-based book packager. By 1988 Bob was promoted to art director of Michael Friedman Publishing Group. In 1993 he joined Random House as a senior designer in the Juvenile and Merchandising Group and later became associate art director. In 1996 he moved to Boston to further his career in children’s books; first as art director for Little, Brown and Company and later as art director for Houghton Mifflin's Children’s Trade division. In 2004 he changed course and began art directing and designing non-fiction, poetry, and novels for Beacon Press.
Bob received a B.F.A. in studio art and art history from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey where he graduated with honors.