Anne Keenan Higgins – Featured Artist

Anne Higgins

Anne Higgins

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. and 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.

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5 thoughts on “Anne Keenan Higgins – Featured Artist

  1. I love Anne’s work. I have ordered many items featuring her artwork. Her flowers on the note cards from Expressionery are one of my favorites. Love her style.

  2. Anne’s style makes me happy! – it is fresh, feminine and…fabulous! Makes me want to pick flowers, ride a bicycle, wear pretty dresses while I tour Paris and sip lattes! What could be better than that!

  3. I love Anne’s work – the covers of the Shopaholic series totally sell the books! And I am proud to say I am a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Art & Design, too! Thanks for sharing and featuring her work. Libby O

  4. I can always pick out Anne’s work when I am in a card/stationery store. Her designs are so distinctive and fun. Over the years, I have received and given her notecards as gifts and always receive wonderful comments.

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