Anne was introduced to the sordid world of advertising as a starry-eyed child in Pittsburgh when her father, a copywriter, would bring home swatch books and the world’s most intoxicating markers. Still high from the marker fumes, she tried a career as a painter in New York City, failed, and soon found her way home to the commercial realm to begin an exceptional career. After a rapid ascent within the confines of multinational agencies in Pittsburgh and San Francisco, Anne escaped to the wide open spaces of a feisty independent called Duncan/Channon. There she built an art department that is second to none and, with award-winning work for Birkenstock, Blurb, John Muir Health, Sanita, Esurance and many others, helped raise the bar for the agency’s creative across the board.
In her decade-plus at D/C, Anne’s work has been honored by Communication Arts, including CA‘s Advertising Annual, by the Graphis Annual (“100 Best in Advertising”), by the 4A’s, as a three-time finalist for the prestigious O’Toole Awards, Luerzer’s Archive and much more. She is married (not sure to whom) and mother of two. Most importantly, she was keyboardist (“the female John Paul Jones”) in the semi-well-known northwestern Pennsylvania Led Zeppelin tribute band Black Dog.