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
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!
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!!...