• 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 as regional chapter illustrator coordinator. I’ve attended numerous online webinars and conferences to hone my craft. 

    As Freelance Illustrator: 
    • I’ve enjoyed working on a few independent children’s books with authors —  assisting them with ghostwriting, editing, design of book covers and illustrating their stories. 
    • I participate in several art exhibitions each year and develop new greeting card collections.
    • I’m available as an illustrator for children’s book (PB,Chapter, MG, YA) interiors and book covers, children’s magazines and toys. Focus on character development, portraits, environments, props, and hand lettering. Sequential art. 
    As Graphic Designer: 
    • I’ve specialized in branding and marketing, utilizing Creative Cloud apps, writing promotional copy, and design/layout of books and collateral materials for 25+ years. *In past two years, I’ve decided to scale back on new projects to focus solely on illustration, writing and book publishing. 

    As Author/Illustrator
    • I’ve written three manuscripts and illustrated two dummies – currently being queried.
    • Avid researcher — from biographies to nature. 
    • Enjoy revising — seeking an editorial agent to assist with expertise.
    Feel free to contact me though my contact form at my website, https://www.anniezygillustration.com 

    I look forward to working with you! 

    Thanks for your interest.  
    Annie Zygarowicz


  • As illustrator/writer 
    For me, painting has always inspired me to be a visual storyteller. My images tend to be surreal and mysterious with quirky characters and worlds where the viewer will react in some way. It may be to evoke an emotion of sorts or ponder the meaning within or behind the image. Writing, for me, is similar to painting, in that it forces me to go into my pretend worlds to meet my characters and manipulate their storyline. I tend to become so involved in the narrative, the dialogue and the characters and all the possibilities that the process of revising is just another exciting adventure. 

    – Annie Zygarowicz (pre-pub)

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    SCBWI Winter Bulletin 2018