Carla Ventresca is co-creator with husband Henry Beckett of the internationally syndicated comic strip On A Claire Day.
Starting in October 2007, she became one of the new cartoonists for Parade Magazine. Carla won the 2007 National Cartoonists Society's "Reuben" award for Best Greeting Cards. She also creates greeting cards for American Greetings with husband Henry. She is also friends with novelist Dan Brown, who named the character Carlo Ventresca in his 2000 novel, Angels & Demons, after her.