About

b. 1987.

Photo by @peteylats, drawing by me

Photo by @peteylats, drawing by me

SELECT CLIENTS

Wonderland Mapping
Equal Exchange
Timber Press
FontShop International
Whistler Web Design
Bona Fide Green Goods
ripe.com
Smithsonian Institution
+more

 

Anna holds a BFA in Graphic Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art and has worked on creative projects professionally since 2008. After finishing a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2013, she completed a Permaculture Design Certificate course, studied maps and geospatial concepts at Portland State University, and worked full-time with Timber Press designing covers and interiors for botany, gardening, and natural science books. From her studio and home in the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon, Anna is studying cartography, trail running, gardening, making music, and collaborating on creative projects with like-minded makers and thinkers.


Design offerings

Book covers

I design book covers for publishers and individuals. 

  • Project & how-to
  • Encyclopedias
  • Dictionaries & glossaries
  • Narrative non-fiction
  • Poetry
  • +more

Book interiors

I create design systems for book interiors for a wide variety of markets and readers. I also offer layout services for interiors that have been designed by another party but that need help completing or finessing the layout and typesetting. 

  • Project & how-to
  • Encyclopedias
  • Dictionaries & glossaries
  • Narrative non-fiction
  • Poetry
  • +more
     

Maps

Working by hand, on-screen, and with GIS experts as needed, I design and illustrate custom maps for education, navigation, and personal use. 

  • Thematic maps (for books, magazines, publications, and online use)
  • Range maps (for plant and animal habitat)
  • Illustrated maps (for public gardens, parks, trails, and natural areas)
  • Hand-drawn custom maps (for gifts, art, and personal use)
  • +more


Whether they visualize complex stories as a stand-alone piece (think National Geographic fold-out) or enrich text as a simple graphic, maps allow us to see information in new ways. By combining real data with custom iconography and illustration, I make accurate and impactful custom maps that tell stories about places and their inhabitants: more specifically, the natural world and our relationship to it as individuals or as a greater society. In our rapidly changing world, we are facing mass loss of connectedness to the nature that has supported, nurtured, and grounded us. My interest areas in cartographic design include environmental conservation, ecological restoration, wilderness spaces, terrain and topographic features, flora and fauna, natural history, human geography, and outdoor recreation. 

BRANDS

I'm open to collaborating on logo design and branding explorations for select clients. Be in touch if you think we might be a good fit working together.