Tobie Giddio was born in 1963 in New Jersey, USA. She graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, in 1986 with a BFA in illustration, later teaching in the illustration department of F.I.T.
Her first assignments were for designer Norma Kamali and she also illustrated for Bergdorf Goodman in the New York Times. During the 1990's Tobie stopped drawing from live models and poleroids, and relied on her inner memory. She started using more dramatic colour.
Her elegant abstract and organic figures are created with Sumi ink, watercolours and Pantone film. He has described her work as being 'very internal and beyond the surface'.
Tobie lives in New York and is very involved with the study of African Dance, especially social and traditional dances from Senegal. She also practices Yoga.
Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including George, Glamour, Harpers Bazaar, Interview, Manhattan File, Marie Claire, Mode, the New Yorker and various editions of Vogue.
Her corporate clients include Ann Taylor, Bergdorf Goodman, Garnet Hill, Giorgio Armani, Philip Morris, Pucci Mannequins, Nadrea, Max Factor, Seibu Department store in Japan, Barneys New York, Calvin Klein, Revlon and Tocca.