Anne Bollman began her career in architecture and interiors, where she designed spaces for corporate clients such as Live Nation Entertainment, The Recording Academy and Participant Media. She went on to be a lead designer for a large gift and stationery manufacturer and had her designs sold in stores such as Barnes & Noble, Papyrus and Pier 1 Imports. With these ten years of diverse corporate experience, Anne brings an informed yet fresh perspective to product design.
In 2014 Anne started her own studio, Anne Was Here, providing illustrations for products and publications with humor and style that are meant to make you smile. Today Anne’s designs can be found in retail stores worldwide on greetings, stationery, wall art, gifts, tableware, storage, bath, home decor, fabric, accessories, apparel, pet products and more. Anne is the author and illustrator of her debut picture book, Help Find Frank (Sterling, January 2018).