My name is Anna Wall and I live in Bilbao, Spain.
For about 10 years I work as a freelance. During these years I have had the opportunity to work in a wide number of projects of all kinds, which has made me a competitive designer, in terms of creativity and quality, and always ready to accept new challenges that help me to keep learning.
I have a special love for print projects – books, magazines, branding – but I know a strong brand is an holistic one, so I also design for social media and the web to make sure all aspects of the visual language are coherent and well thought out.
I graduated from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa with a B.F.A in graphic design. Since then I have worked as a freelancer multiple times, worked as a designer for HVAC interface systems, worked retail at Jo-ann fabrics, made 8 costumes (for myself, thank you very much, and the number continues growing), and been a professional superhero.
I have always loved to scribble, doodle and draw. In school I amused my classmates with funny cartoons of our teachers and I always used to portray people from a small age. In my education as a graphic artist
I developed my skills and tried out many different styles and techniques of drawing and painting. Most of all I am fond of children book illustrations and portraits.
The main focus of my classes and workshops for children lies on the idea of enhancing creative thinking in a pressure free environment. Creative thinking is a skill that is inherent in every child, but gets lost far too often in the process of “growing up”. Our hectic modern lifestyles often do not leave a lot of space for the creative growth of our children. I believe, that children are the most precious members of our society and should be encouraged as much as possible to support their development into confident and independent adults. Nowadays there lies a lot of pressure and responsibilities on our children. That is why it is today more than ever vital that we grant children an outlet for all this steam in surroundings where they are allowed just to be children, with creativity and inspiration, and without pressure. Creative thinking is not only a skill that enables the creation of wonderful art, but also a skill that will help every child to think out of the box and find new ways and solutions in every area of life, and that is what our future needs.