About Me

I’m 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. I’ve been drawing all my life, and illustrating for a living since 2006. I’ve had the pleasure of illustrating the very successful Breathe Like a Bear series of mindfulness books written by Kira Willey and published by Rodale Kids.

Originally from Illinois, 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 and amazing children Emmett and Sabrina. I also enjoy reading, entertaining, and sewing my own colorful clothes.

Some of the clients and brands I’ve worked with:
Random House
Penguin Books
Quarto Publishing
JP Morgan
Ghirardelli Chocolate
The Humane Society
Jolly Ranchers
Pilot Pens
Prevention Magazine
Glade Air Fresheners
Storytime Magazine
University of Minnesota
Spider Magazine
Cambridge University Press
McGraw Hill
Utne Reader
Connecticut Magazine
National Geographic Learning
Harvard Law School
Usborne Publishing
A Smyth Co. Greeting Cards
Hay House Publishing
Public Media Platform
Loyola Press