Hello!

I’m Anne

I love the amazing work that I do: it brings me as much joy as it brings to my buyers! So many of us everywhere share one huge thing in common: the love of our pets, both past and present. I started making ornaments to celebrate my past fur babies, then moved on to making them for friends and family. Finally, in October 2020, I started making them available to everyone in my Etsy shop.

To back up on my background a bit…I’ve had a thriving business in Silicon Valley: I work as an independent contractor and I pull together teams to do branding and design work for high tech companies. I’m the teams’ creative director but also manager, cheerleader, mentor and hands-on designer. I’m skilled in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and more and I know the ins and outs of designing for print, web and mobile.

A few years ago, I started writing and illustrating children’s books and not long after that I started teaching digital media at a California community college. Teaching is super rewarding—I can give back from all I’ve learned and gained from my career.

 

I still do all of that.

In a big picture, I’m a real geeky gal: I love wearable tech and staying on top of new technologies. But I also have a background in art history and just love crafts and art of various mediums. I’m rightbrain/leftbrain, no question. I’m not brilliant in either, just passable at both 😀

I don’t remember a day that I did not open up Photoshop. My friends know me for coming up with crazy creative events. My niece and nephew love the Halloween costumes that they custom order from me each year. I love Christmas. I love cats. I love animals (just have way more experience with cats—I’ve worked at home for 20+yrs and my cats have been a constant source of inspiration). I love very quiet time in a museum. I love a raucous time at a ballgame. My favorite time is with my hubby, my cats and loads of time on my creative endeavors.

I love the amazing work that I do: it brings me as much joy as it brings to my buyers! So many of us everywhere share one huge thing in common: the love of our pets, both past and present. I started making ornaments to celebrate my past fur babies, then moved on to making them for friends and family. Finally, in October 2020, I started making them available to everyone in my Etsy shop.
To back up on my background a bit…I’ve had a thriving business in Silicon Valley: I work as an independent contractor and I pull together teams to do branding and design work for high tech companies. I’m the teams’ creative director but also manager, cheerleader, mentor and hands-on designer. I’m skilled in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and more and I know the ins and outs of designing for print, web and mobile.
A few years ago, I started writing and illustrating children’s books and not long after that I started teaching digital media at a California community college. Teaching is super rewarding—I can give back from all I’ve learned and gained from my career.
I still do all of that.
In a big picture, I’m a real geeky gal: I love wearable tech and staying on top of new technologies. But I also have a background in art history and just love crafts and art of various mediums. I’m rightbrain/leftbrain, no question. I’m not brilliant in either, just passable at both 😀
I don’t remember a day that I did not open up Photoshop. My friends know me for coming up with crazy creative events. My niece and nephew love the Halloween costumes that they custom order from me each year. I love Christmas. I love cats. I love animals (just have way more experience with cats—I’ve worked at home for 20+yrs and my cats have been a constant source of inspiration). I love very quiet time in a museum. I love a raucous time at a ballgame. My favorite time is with my hubby, my cats and loads of time on my creative endeavors.

How it Works

From Photo to Finished

The process of creating your custom ornament is simple:

When I start to make your ornament, I’ll contact you with questions and show you the finished ornament with a photo attachment. The whole process takes about 2-3 weeks (roughly half production time, half shipping time).

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