I worked for many years as a writers’ agent and in the development of TV comedy. In 2019 I embarked on a new challenge with Friends On The Shelf, bringing to it my experience of writing, reading and editing scripts, and nurturing new talent.
I am a graphic designer and letterpress printer working from home in London. I divide my time between the computer screen and my letterpress print workshop, housing Adana presses, cases of type and a small treadle press. I print cards, invitations and small books.
without whom Friends On The Shelf would not exist
I began my career as an advertising copywriter, before moving into journalism and children’s publishing. For the past 15 years, I've worked as an author, editor and creative consultant on The Reading Agency's annual Summer Reading Challenge in libraries.
Strategy & Planning
I bring my knowledge of planning and strategy to the FOTS team, as before becoming a self-employed artist, I worked as a business manager in the design industry. I now work in pen & ink and lettering in my north London home studio. See my work at – inkpotandpen.com.
I work as an illustrator from a smart new shed at the bottom of my garden in the picturesque borough of Hackney. Some of my work can be seen at childrensillustrators.com
(Ann drew the pen portraits for the magazine and the website).