When your parents meet in art school, there’s a good chance creative genes will be passed on to your generation. That was certainly the case for illustrator Anne Keenan Higgins. Today, the family includes interior designers, film producers, painters, and creative directors. A Michigan native, Anne graduated from the University of Michigan School of Art & Design before beginning a career as an art director at various advertising agencies in Detroit.
Anne later moved from the Midwest to California and began a successful illustration business in the Bay Area. She developed a signature whimsical style and began selling a line of handmade pen-and-ink greeting cards to boutiques in San Francisco, art directing for Papyrus Corporate, and eventually licensing her artwork. ChecksInTheMail.com and Expressionery.com were two of her first clients, and she continues to work with them a decade later.
In addition to designing giftware and stationery, Anne has illustrated over 100 book covers. She is currently the U.S. illustrator for British writer Sophie Kinsella, author of the “Shopaholic” book series.
Following a decade of California living, Anne returned to her native Midwest roots and now resides in a small town in Michigan with the love of her life, Jason.