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Hi, I’m Annie!

For most of my career, I’ve enjoyed being a part of everything that includes art in some way. Years ago, I freelanced as an editorial illustrator. I taught art and art history to students in pre-K thru high school. Sculpted puppets and props for theater productions, stores and libraries. Then, worked as an art director at a news media firm. I guess, back then. I had a natural curiosity to explore!

When I started my graphic/web design and illustration business, Zygdesignz Studio, all of my previous experiences and skills prepared me to work with clients of small companies and institutions to help them communicate their messages. I find it rewarding to collaborate with people, meet deadlines and strive to help others succeed. To see more, visit https://www.zygdesignz.com

Later I used my illustration, design and marketing skills to become a co-owner and a marketing director of a small bakery/cafe. Although it was a successful venture, it closed five years later. That’s when I was able to pursue and re-ignite my design and illustration career. Years earlier, I started painting in oils and pastels but three years ago, I was hooked on digital! Although, pencils and micro markers are still my favorite tools to doodle on paper in my sketchbooks. It’s exciting when those simple drawings or observations eventually develop into a children’s book or a character design.

Thanks so much for your interest!


Art cards and Prints available at:

  • Riverow Book, Owego, NY

  • Skaneateles Artisans, Skaneateles, NY

  • Coming soon…my online store!


  • SCBWI (regional and local divisions: Illustrator co-ordinator)

  • CBIG

  • Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (regional and local divisions)

  • Graphic Artists Guild

  • Night and Day Art Collective http://www.Nightanddayartcollective.com and Instagram.com/nightanddayartcollective


Editorial, children’s book art/writing, maps, infographics, greeting cards and prints, posters, gallery work

Graphic Design:

Logo Design,Branding and Visual Identity, Editorial Design for Books and Magazines, Packaging Design, Website Design, Art Direction

List of Exhibitions


• The Museum of the Earth, Paleontological Research Institution, Solo Art Show, October through November 2019

• Ithaca Artists Market, Judged Art Show, July 2019

• Fenimore Museum of Art, Judged Art Show, August 2019

• Community Art Partnership, Judged Art Show, May 2019

• Cornell University Mann Library, Group Art Exhibition, GNSI, April 2019

• Cumming Nature Center, Group Art Exhibition, GNSI, March 2019