About Me

AnniBetts_PhotoI’m professional illustrator Anni Betts. I create vibrant, cheerful drawings for books, magazines, advertising, greeting cards, calendars and more. I love making the world a more colorful place, and specialize in drawing animals, plants, people, and lettering.

Originally from Illinois, I received a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After several years as a graphic designer, I segued into full-time illustration and working for myself. I now live in the United Kingdom, in the beautiful and historic city of Durham, England. Working from my cozy home office I have a lovely view of the scenery of the North East, full of rolling hills and fluffy sheep.

When not illustrating, I can be found going for long walks and exploring the UK with my archaeologist husband Kamal, adorable son Emmett, and our super dog Logan. I also enjoy reading, entertaining, and sewing my own colorful clothes.