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I'm Anni - the Illustrator, Graphics/Product Designer and owner of Anni Arts: my online design company that offers my art on digital and printable crafts, paintcrafts and physical products to order.
My motto (in business and in life) is:
Create Something Beautiful
The Anni Arts illustrations and graphics in a decorative and folksy country-style are contemporary, stylish and exclusive to the Anni Arts brand. All designs and illustrations are created by me personally.
Folk art is a favourite topic and influences many of my designs, although I like to apply it in a contemporary way.
I am also a published author in the area of folk customs and material culture.
My passion is creating professional products for crafters who sell handmade paper crafts like cards and packaging, and for manufacturers to use on ceramics, cross stitch kits and more.
The designs and illustrations are available for licensing and are suitable for a wide range of products including paper serviettes, wrapping, porcelain, figurines, stationery, cards, tapestry, houseware and fabrics. A number of designs are already in production on licensed products that include porcelain, paper products and cross stitch kits.
I enjoy doing detailed and decorative illustrations paired with clean and bold graphic design and combining the traditional with a contemporay twist. I love to develop a core design over a story or collection of products.
I have more than 25 years experience in the graphics, product design and illustration industry - both as designer/artist and art director. I was a design lecturer at tertiary level for the same period on a part time basis.
I had my own design company for most of the 25+ year period, but also worked in the advertising, design studio and children's television fields prior to establishing my own business.
I have a four year BA degree in Applied Arts in Graphic Design, Illustration, History of Art and Design, Philosophy of Art, Colour Theory, Photography and Marketing
Things that interest me include design, art and illustration, product development using those components, fine art painting, portrait painting, folk art, museums and art galleries, art in esoterica, symbology, mythology, alternative history and archaeology, shamanism and paganism, nordic and fenno-ugric religions and folk art.
Feel free to contact me via the Anni Arts contact page!