A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Dan Cosgrove graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1978 with a major in graphic design. After briefly working for the National Park Service in Denver and as a designer at Cato Johnson in Cincinnati, Cosgrove moved to Chicago in 1980 and began a freelance career in digital and traditional illustration.
Cosgrove’s designs have appeared in numerous ads, posters, covers, and on packaging. Recent clients include Audi of America, American Honda Motor Company, Shell Oil, the National Football League, the United States Tennis Association, the Professional Golf Association, the Ladies Professional Golf Association, California Pizza Kitchen, the State of Alabama, and Scott Foresman Publishing. In recognition of his work Cosgrove has received awards from Communications Arts and the Society of Illustrators (Gold Medal).
The 2008 Express Mail and Priority Mail stamps featuring Mount Rushmore and Hoover Dam, Cosgrove's first projects for the U.S. Postal Service, were followed in 2009 with his designs for the Old Faithful Express Mail and Redwood Forest Priority Mail stamps. Since then, Cosgrove has illustrated each design for Express Mail and Priority Mail stamps. His recent designs include Arlington Green Bridge Priority Mail (2013) and Grand Central Terminal Express Mail (2013).
Cosgrove lives in Clarendon Hills, Illinois, with his wife and two children.
$16.50 Hoover Dam Express Mail (2008) w/Carl T. Herrman
$4.80 Mount Rushmore Priority Mail (2008) w/Carl T. Herrman