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About Annie

I'm Annie and I'm a freelance published illustrator, a pre-published author/illustrator and a professional graphic designer working in the USA. I enjoy collecting old clocks, birdcages and other old and odd things.

Currently seeking art and literary representation.

Welcome to my Website!

  • BFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts, NYC
  • Teaching credits from New York Institute of Technology, Long Island Campus
  • Attended multiple conferences and webinars from SCBWI and The Writing Barn for writing for children.
  • Participated in Art Gallery Shows and Exhibitions (East Coast) from 2008-present.
  • Member of the SCBWI, GNSI, Authors Guild, The Writing Barn/CTC and CBIG for several years.
  • Illustration Focus: Character development, portraits, environments, props, scientific illustration and hand lettering are what I am most focused on. Painting for galleries and retail are always excellent ways for the public to see my work.
  • Drawing Tools: I've always painted in oils, pastels and colored pencils. I currently paint digitally and also use pencils and ink for sketches and line drawings.
  • Freelance writing/illustrating children's books: In recent years, I've come full circle, returning to illustration for children's books, both fiction and nonfiction. As a writer, I continue to hone my craft through storytelling -- fiction and nonfiction picture books, chapter books and middle grade levels. I enjoy research, that leads me down a rabbit hole -- what other way is there? I have career experience in expository writing, editing, proofreading and writing copy for marketing purposes for organizations, newspapers, education and small businesses.
  • Background: Published editorial illustrator, graphic design studio owner/creative, freelance art teacher for K-12, an entrepreneur, sculptor, event organizer, among other adventures. Still learning! I'm also the SCBWI Ithaca NY Illustrator Coordinator.
  • Graphic design skills: Up-to-date on Creative Cloud apps and fonts.I've accumulated much experience in design and layout of publications; logos; branding; websites and marketing in my studio. I've worked with printers and have knowledge of printing specs and terminology. Writing experience (see above).
  • Collaboration and Communication: I believe excellent communication is key to forming valuable business relationships.

Thanks so much for your interest and support.
— Annie

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