Hi, I’m Annie, a freelance digital illustrator and children’s book writer/artist living in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. I have a BFA in illustration from the School of Visual Arts, NY and an active member of SCBWI, regional chapter as an illustrator coordinator.
Character development, portraits and caricatures, environments, props, scientific illustration and hand lettering.
• I’m addicted to researching everything non-fiction from biographies to natural sciences to space exploration! I’ve taken several writing workshops and started two manuscripts!
• Inventing characters and places for fictional picture books has always been an exciting adventure for me — from brainstorming to dummies to revisions to the final book, for my own stories and collaborating with other authors.
As Freelance Illustrator:
• I’ve enjoyed working on a few independent children’s books with local authors — assisting them with writing, editing and illustrating their stories.
• Each year, I strive to participate in several art exhibitions and also develop a new greeting card collection — it’s a good way to create new artwork to sell.
As Graphic Designer:
I’m the owner of a small graphic design/web company where I specialize in branding and marketing. I utilize Creative Cloud apps, write promotional copy, and design collateral material. However, in recent years, I’ve decided to scale back on projects to focus on illustration.
Goals: I began querying my PBs and chapter books this summer and I am seeking illustration briefs for children’s book PBs, chapter, MG, YA interiors and covers.
I look forward to working with you!
Thanks for your interest.