The Team

With over 70 years combined experience, we strive to provide authentic artwork of the highest caliber. From preliminary sketch to artwork on your wall, this is the team that makes it all happen. 

 
 
Leonard Cadiente - Self Portrait

Leonard Cadiente - Self Portrait

Leonard Cadiente

Artistic Director

After moving to New York City from Hawaii and graduating from Parsons School of Design, Leonard worked with the prolific fashion illustrator, Antonio Lopez and his business partner, Juan Ramos in their studios where they were both instrumental in encouraging him to explore the discomfort of navigating the unknown. Since the 1980’s he has been a creative designer for several brands at Condé Nast including Glamour and Vogue. Presently, with over four decades of graphic design experience, Leonard still smokes (air) cigarettes in the studio as his confident styles continue to evolve with each finished work.

Waking up every day with the passion to inspire through creating art is a lifestyle, but to connect with those who are motivated with the same desire is the dream.
— Leonard Cadiente
Charles Karpiuk

Charles Karpiuk

Charles Karpiuk

Head of Growth

The diverse nature of experiences Charles brings to the team is central to byCadiente’s strategy and success. Having started two companies, both with successful exits, he is a utility player blending full stack marketing, product management, and business management. After working closely with Leonard while at Condé Nast as Vogue’s CRM Marketing Manager, he discovered Leonard’s personal body of work. Charles has made it his mission to expose the world to the powerful pieces behind such a talented artist. 

It’s not just a work of art, but the history and journey behind it.
— Charles Karpiuk
Michael Pallone

Michael Pallone

Michael Pallone

Head of Production

Michael brings over twenty years of experience in all facets of print production, sales and project planning. He has worked with agencies, publishers, corporations and financial institutions to deliver high-end printed materials without sacrifice. Michael is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, with a B.S. degree in Printing Management Science.

The product we put in our customer’s hands should invoke an emotion and feeling, unmatched, except by the artist himself.
— Michael Pallone
 
 

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