Annie is an illustrator and graphic/web designer living a country life with her family on 14 acres of farmland in the Finger Lakes region of NY State. Her career began after college (the School of Visual Arts) as a freelance illustrator for magazines in NYC and evolved over the years to be employed in everything ART from window displays to figurative sculpture. In her studio, Zygdesignz, she creates illustrations as well as graphic/web designs for clients. While she has painted in oils years ago, she really enjoys painting digitally to achieve a similar effect. In 2016, Annie has been actively pursuing illustration/writing for children’s middle grade and picture books and is currently working on three manuscripts/dummies. She is a member of SCBWI National and Western/Central, Eastern NY, RACBWI and CBIG. She has attended two conferences and has been accepted into the November 2016 Falling Leaves Master Class Retreat.