In her own words, Anna gets cranky when she isn’t making things. She spent her early teens drawing anime and manga before eventually discovering digital painting. When a teacher loaned her the school’s expensive graphics tablet, her eyes were opened to a world of incredible concept artists who were creating great work and posting it online. Then, when she was 17, Anna was blown away by Fable 2’s loading screen illustrations. It was somebody’s job to create that art, so why couldn’t that be her?
While studying Game Art at De Montfort university, Anna found her own stylised artistic voice. She describes it as a joyful experience to find your own self-expression, which in recent years has helped her to create stunning work for titles such as the mobile VR game Lola and the Giant. Now, alongside her work for Climax Studios, Anna is enjoying creating her own worlds and exploring new mediums such as comics where her creativity can be let loose.
Anna describes herself as a workaholic, though she knows this isn’t always a good thing. As she moves forward, she reminds herself that her best work comes when she is happy and healthy, so it’s important to always be kind to yourself.