THE FOTS TEAM
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.
I am of Ukrainian-Polish descent and lived in Kyiv until I was four-years-old before relocating with my parents to the UK. I'm a recent Cambridge English graduate and now write and teach. I recently joined The Idler magazine as their assistant.
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.
Pen Portrait Artist
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).
Calligrapher & Illustrator
In the planning stages of the magazine, I helped with planning and strategy. As a pen & ink artist, calligrapher and illustrator, I also contribute illustrations for articles, illustrated diary pieces and I calligraph all the bookplates for the Special Issues. inkpotandpen.com.