About Digho

Diane Marie Palma

1981 - First born to Rose and Joseph Portigiano Jr.

1990 - CBS representative in Bethpage School District Art Show at BHS

1993 - Drawing lessons instead of dance 

1998 - first Photoshop class

1999 - Graduated from BHS and chose LIU CW Post - School of Visual and Performing Arts

1999 - Meet new classmate, turns lifelong friend, turns business partner, Aghogho.  my first art exhibit, Sensation.  WOWSERS.  I am in awe.

2000 - Meet my forever bestie, Maria, in Paulies class.  digho brainstorming begins.  BOLI Gold Certificate of Excellence

2003 - Excellence in Mixed Media Award and Graduate from LIU-CW Post.  Promoted to Barnes and Noble 2589 Department Manager

2004 - Join Maria's art club PAURA

2005 - Move to the Village Bookshoppe which Aghogho eventually buys.  Follow Aghogho to Pratt for my Masters.  THE GATES!!! Central Park, New York City 

2006 - Part time night employee in Newsday's Prepress Department

2007 - Graduate from Pratt.  Promoted to Newsday's Creative Services department

2009 - Move to Huntington

2010 - officially digho, llc.  Join networking group, Reliable Referrals.  Meet Michael Palma

2011 - Long Island's Young Professional Award

2012 - Quit Newsday.  digho.  digho.  digho.  digho.

2012 - First office on Main Street.  digho invitations and digho image marketing

2012 - I said YES!

2013 - Mrs. Diane Marie Palma 

 Samantha Viskoc

1992- First born of 4 children

1999- Won a school wide poster design contest

2001- Spent all my allowance on drawing books and craft supplies.

2003- Had my art entered into the school art show.

2004- Won the school wide poster design contests for Foreign Language week, 3 years in a row, and then winning for the county

2006- Got accepted into the studio art program a year early

2007- Took a break from art to pursue my school work

2010- Graduated from Farmingdale High School

2010- Started at LIU Post college as an undeclared major, on a path to become a teacher

2011- Decided to pursue what I have always loved doing and changed my major to Fine Art 

2012- Declared a Digital Arts & Design major once introduced to the Adobe Software for the first time

2012- Starting working part time at Michaels Craft Store for awesome art discounts!

2012- Joined Alpha Epsilon Phi where I got to use my love of art to make crafts for my friends

2013- Was introduced to an internship opportunity at Digho by one of my professors

2013- Started at Digho as an intern in May 2013

2013- My internship ended and I was hired as a designer! 

2014- Graduated from LIU Post with my Bachelors Degree in Digital Art and Design

2015- Moved out of my parents house and into an apartment with my great boyfriend and our perfect cats! 

2015- Participated in my first session of Paura

2016- Still happily working at Digho! 

Maria Misko

1979 - Born the youngest of 3 girls.

1986 - Won the 2nd grade national art award. I learned to respect art and how many people don't.

1995 - Met my soul mate who brought art back to my life.

1997 - Started LIU - CW Post.

1998 - Change my major from business to Digital Arts and Design. I found Frida K.

1999 - Started working at Newsday in the Prepress Department

2000 - Met my BFF for life in a painting class. Was asked to start a design company… digho

2001 - Graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Art with a focus in Graphic Design. Learned the power of color in Mexico City.

2002 - Started an art club - PAURA.

2003 - Started my Masters with Pratt in Venice, Italy - focus in Art History and Technique. Traveled through out italy for the trip of a life time with my soul mate… then we sat on the Spanish Steps in Rome and he asks me to be his life mate!! I said yes… of course I say yes!!!

2004 - Get married. Leave Newsday for the NY Post. 

2005 - Finish Masters at FIT with a focuse in Gallery Retail and Administration.

2006 - I had my Frida… leave NY Post for Newsday.  

2008 - Became the night supervisor of the Creative Service Department.

2011 - I had my Rome… 

2012 - Left Newsday for digho full time.

2014 - PAURA turns 10!!...