Originally from the Midwest, Ann received her bachelor degree in film and video from The University of Illinois - Chicago; adding art history as her minor. These combined studies influence her approach to design today. The results can be seen in film and television work such as You Were Never Really Here and Little Boxes.
Ann has a Master Degree from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Her studies included a course at Brown University where she worked directly with the homeless population of Providence. Prior to graduate school. Ann worked in the art departments for several studio television pilots and features. Since landing in Los Angeles Ann has used her digital design skills working as a consultant in visual effects, architecture and interior design firms.
Currently Ann is working as a freelance art director and coordinating with the AIA to launch a program to introduce architecture as a career to underserved children in California.
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