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Bears at Yosemite Children's Book

Concept art for children's book featuring young bears playing in the river with the landscape of Yosemite National Park behind them. Includes animals, trees, mountains, colorful and whimsical.

© Anni Betts

Spot-the-Ornaments Game

Christmas ornament spotting game created for little children's Christmas activity book, featuring a whimsical tree full of colorful ornaments to spot and count.

© Anni Betts

Winter Wonderland

Animal finding game created for little children's Christmas activity book, featuring a winter landscape of snow and trees full of woodland animals to find.

© Anni Betts

Inspirational Henry Ford Quote

Hand-lettered inspirational Henry Ford quote, featuring illustrated lettering and woodland branches and motifs. Typography, texture, colorful, lettering.

© Anni Betts

The Three Bears go for a walk

Children's book illustration for Goldilocks and the Three Bears, showing the bears going for a walk in the woods. Fairytale, picture book, children's book, folk tale, animals, woods, landscape, bears, pattern, texture, whimsical, colorful, ink, watercolor, trees, forest

© Anni Betts

Goldilocks and the porridge

Children's illustration for Goldilocks and the Three Bears, showing the tasting of porridge. Children's book, fairytale, folk tale, storybook, picture book, girl, house, interior, furniture, colorful, whimsical, pretty, narrative, children, eating, food

© Anni Betts

Goldilocks Discovered

Children's book illustration for Goldilocks and the Three Bears, showing Goldilocks asleep in the bears' bed. Fairytale, folk tale, storybook, picture book, animals, bears, people, girl, interior, bedroom, furniture, pattern, texture, colorful, bright, whimsical, stylized, hand drawn, ink, watercolor, digital

© Anni Betts

Raising A Reader Gala Invitation

Image for literacy organization's benefit gala, featuring a mother and children reading a book at home, with magical fairy tale characters bursting from the book.

© Anni Betts

Portrait of Sacajawea as a teen

Portrait of historical figure Sacajawea imagined as a teen girl, developed for inspirational subscription boxes for tween girls. Featuring the Native American heroine walking in the forest, with traditional dress.

© Anni Betts

Motivational Quote

Hand-lettered motivational quote, paired with Sacajawea portrait for inspirational subscription boxes for girls. Typography drawn by hand with added touches of nature and foliage.

© Anni Betts

Wilma Rudolph Portrait

Portrait of Wilma Rudolph, Olympian and inspirational female figure from the 1960s, imagined as a teen girl. Developed for self-esteem building subscription boxes for tween girls. Featuring the female track and field star running in a race, dressed in 1960s Team USA uniform.

© Anni Betts

Wilma Rudolph illustrated quote

Hand-lettered illustrated quote from Olympian Wilma Rudolph, developed for self-esteem building subscription boxes for tween girls. Hand lettering captures the inspirational quote from the track star, and featuring olympic gold medals.

© Anni Betts

Audrey Hepburn Portrait

Portrait of Audrey Hepburn as a teen, drawn for educational and motivational subscription box for teen girls. Featuring the film icon as a teenager, in a classic dress posed with a globe.

© Anni Betts

Audrey Hepburn illustrated quote

Hand-lettered typographic treatment of inspirational quote by Audrey Hepburn. Developed for a motivational subscription box journal, aimed at tween girls. Featuring flowers, lettering, script and typography.

© Anni Betts

Marie Curie portrait

Portrait of scientist and pioneering woman Marie Curie. Developed for inspirational and motivational subscription boxes for tween girls. Featuring Marie Curie as a teen, in her laboratory doing experiments with science and chemistry.

© Anni Betts

Marie Curie illustrated quote

Hand-lettered and illustrated quote by famed scientist Marie Curie. Developed for inspirational and motivational subscription boxes for tween girls. Featuring hand lettering and typography, science icons and lots of color.

© Anni Betts

Rosie the Riveter portrait

Portrait of Rosie the Riveter imagined as a teen girl, developed for inspirational and educational subscription boxes for tween girls. Featuring the iconic figure from history with her head scarf, famous pose, and plucky attitude.

© Anni Betts

Inspirational Quote

Hand-lettered inspirational quote, paired with portrait of Rosie the Riveter for motivational subscription boxes for tween girls. Featuring lettering and typography drawn by hand.

© Anni Betts

Pink Flamingo

Pink flamingo concept art for journal cover, featuring tropical plants, a pink flamingo bird, and lots of colorful line and pattern.

© Anni Betts

Tropical Butterflies

Journal cover concept art, featuring colorful tropical butterflies and flowers.

© Anni Betts

Cover for Book of Growing Food

Cover art for the Usborne Book of Growing Food, a fully illustrated handbook for growing vegetables, aimed at young readers. Featuring vegetables, butterflies, flowers, and gardening.

© Anni Betts

Growing Sprouts

Step-by-step illustrated guide for growing edible sprouts, for the Usborne Book of Growing Food, a children's book about learning to grow vegetables and the basics of gardening.

© Anni Betts

Growing Salad Greens

Step-by-step illustrated guide for growing salad greens, for the Usborne Book of Growing Food, a children's book about learning to grow vegetables and the basics of gardening.

© Anni Betts

Growing Flying Saucer Squash

Step-by-step illustrated guide for growing flying saucer squash, for the Usborne Book of Growing Food, a children's book about learning to grow vegetables and the basics of gardening.

© Anni Betts

Growing Strawberries

Step-by-step illustrated guide for growing strawberries, for the Usborne Book of Growing Food, a children's book about learning to grow vegetables and the basics of gardening.

© Anni Betts

Growing Rainbow Chard

Step-by-step illustrated guide for growing rainbow chard, for the Usborne Book of Growing Food, a children's book about learning to grow vegetables and the basics of gardening.

© Anni Betts

You're So Foxy

Fox, animal, plants, type, text, hand-lettered, patterns, whimsical, foxy

© Anni Betts

Unique Narwhal

A unique narwhal swims in the sea surrounded by stars and the message that "You Are Unique!" poster, lettering, typography, hand lettered, cursive, ocean, fish, narwhale, whimsical, love

© Anni Betts

A is for Alligator Playing the Accordion

From a series of alphabet animal prints, featuring a happy alligator playing the accordion. Alphabet, animals, alligator, accordion, musical instrument, happy, fun, cute, colorful, bright colors, saturated, hand-drawn, positive, poster, children's products, textbook, classroom, hand lettered, typography, pattern, texture, storybook, folk tale, fable

© Anni Betts

B is for Buffalo Riding a Bicycle

From a series of alphabet animal prints, featuring a blue buffalo riding a bicycle. Alphabet, animals, buffalo, bison, bicycle, bike, happy, fun, cute, colorful, bright colors, saturated, hand-drawn, positive, poster, children's products, textbook, classroom, hand lettered, typography, pattern, texture, storybook, folk tale, fable

© Anni Betts

C is for Cat Wearing a Crown

From a series of alphabet animal prints, featuring a fluffy cat wearing a golden crown. Alphabet, animals, cat, crown, happy, fun, cute, colorful, bright colors, saturated, hand-drawn, positive, poster, children's products, textbook, classroom, hand lettered, typography, pattern, texture, storybook, folk tale, fable

© Anni Betts

D is for Dragon Guarding a Diamond

From a series of alphabet animal prints, featuring a brightly-colored dragon guarding a big sparkly diamond. Alphabet, animals, dragon, diamond, gemstone, fairytale, happy, fun, cute, colorful, bright colors, saturated, hand-drawn, positive, poster, children's products, textbook, classroom, hand lettered, typography, pattern, texture, storybook, folk tale, fable

© Anni Betts

Spring Inspiration

A snippet of poetry by Shelley is illustrated in hand-lettering and botanical embellishments. Set against a dark background, flowers, leaves, and herbs curl and grow around this Spring time quote

© Anni Betts

Where There is Love There is Life

An illustrated and hand-lettered quote from Gandhi, featuring bright colors, hand-drawn lettering, and botanical accents. Poster, lettering, quote, inspirational, motivational, bright, positive, happy

© Anni Betts

Meeting of the Animals

From How Rabbit Got Long Ears for a children's magazine, depicting a scene in which the animals of the forest come together for a meeting. Animals, wildlife, bear, beaver, chipmunk, raccoon, people, native american, folk tale, fairytale, storybook, fable, colorful, stylized, cute, pretty, landscape, nature, hand-drawn, texture, pattern

© Anni Betts

Rabbit Tells Beaver a Tall Tale

From How Rabbit Got Long Ears for a children's magazine, depicting a scene in which Rabbit convinces Beaver the sun will go out. Animals, wildlife, beaver, native american, folk tale, fairytale, storybook, fable, colorful, stylized, cute, pretty, landscape, nature, hand-drawn, texture, pattern

© Anni Betts

Rabbit Learns a Lesson

From How Rabbit Got Long Ears for a children's magazine, depicting a scene in which Man gives Rabbit a good talking to, and his ears grow. Animals, wildlife, bear, beaver, rabbit, bunny, chipmunk, raccoon, people, native american, folk tale, fairytale, storybook, fable, colorful, stylized, cute, pretty, landscape, nature, hand-drawn, texture, pattern

© Anni Betts

Doctor Bankenstein

Created for a JP Morgan financial report, as a metaphor for the state of banking and loans in the current economy. Frankenstein, storybook, castle, black and white, electricity, landscape, monster, mad scientist, story, narrative, metaphorical, village, historical, hand-drawn

© Anni Betts

Yoga and Meditation

Created for a fortune-telling card deck, featuring a young woman in a yoga pose, emanating energy. Women, health, exercise, yoga, stretching, mental health, meditation, energy, colorful, swirls, pink, purple

© Anni Betts

Friends Dancing

Created for a fortune-telling card deck, featuring two girl friends dancing on a field of purple and teal. People, teens, women, dancing, motion, celebration, music, fun, fashion, lifestyle, colorful, bright, saturated, positive

© Anni Betts

Bird Leaving the Cage

Created for a fortune-telling card deck, featuring a bird flying free of his cage. Motivational, animals, metaphor, narrative, colorful, bright, positive, detailed, pattern, decorative

© Anni Betts

Camel Caravan

Created for a fortune-telling card deck, featuring camels in a caravan, but one of them is free from baggage. Animals, desert, travel, transportation, history, middle east, sand, landscape, storybook, narrative, children's story, colorful, bright, positive

© Anni Betts

RhinoMite! Rhinoceros with lettering

Created as a print for sale. Featuring a rhinoceros in coral with a turquoise background, lots of pattern and hand lettering. Animals, lettering, typography, pattern, decorative, poster

© Anni Betts

Painted Elephant Dancing

Created for a fortune-telling card deck, featuring a dancing painted elephant surrounded by a purple field. Animals, elephant, magic, swirls, colorful, purple, patterns, spiritual, movement, bright, positive

© Anni Betts

Dracula as a Bat

The moment when Dracula comes ashore in the form of a bat! Halloween, spooky, children's book, story, fairytale, moody, nighttime, bat, scary, ghost story, mystery, drama, dark

© Anni Betts

Super Mouse

Created for a fortune-telling card deck, featuring a little super mouse hoisting up a big green elephant. Animals, motivational, strength, cute, fun, bright, colorful, positive, hand-drawn, narrative, storybook, fable, folk tale

© Anni Betts

Hero Pig Mural

Created for a farm education center mural, featuring a happy pig with a farm backdrop. Animal, pig, farming, agriculture, barn, landscape, rolling hills, positive, gentle, hand-drawn, storybook, fable, folk tale, America, pork

© Anni Betts

Windmill and Farm

Created for the University of Minnesota's awareness campaign, this illustration depicts using sustainable energy and windmills to create fertilizer for the agricultural industry.

© Anni Betts

Narwhal Swim

Created for a fortune-telling card deck, featuring a happy narwhal swimming in the deep ocean. Animals, sea, underwater, water, nautical, sea creature, narwhal, whale, fish, colorful, saturated, hand-drawn, positive, bright colors

© Anni Betts

Healing Hands: Holding a Butterfly

Healing hands hold a colorful butterfly, surrounded by energy. Bright colors, people, hands, health, wellness, healing, butterfly, insects, nature, life, magenta, pink, orange

© Anni Betts

Rabbit Garden

Created for a fortune-telling card deck, featuring a rabbit enjoying the bounty of an overflowing vegetable garden. Animal, rabbit, bunny, garden, plants, veggies, growing, nature, habitat, food, eating, storybook, fable, folk tale, metaphorical, bright colors, positive, decorative, patterns, linework, hand-drawn

© Anni Betts

Summer Love

A friendly snail with wishes of Summer Love! Created as a promotional image and a print for sale. Featuring a snail, plants, nature, lettering, hand-lettering, typography, mint, coral, gold, pattern, whimsical, cute, happy, drawing, ink, lines, digital painting

© Anni Betts

Sleepy Fox

Created for a fortune-telling card deck, featuring a sleepy fox taking a nap in the forest. Animal, fox, cute, furry, forest, wood, woodland, fable, folk tale, storybook, habitat, tree, pattern, texture, hand-drawn, colorful, saturated, pretty, gentle, happy, fairytale

© Anni Betts

Summer Butterflies

Colorful summer butterflies flutter and fly. Created as a print for sale.

© Anni Betts

Kids Cooking Class

Kids learn to cook, from growing veggies to gathering them to cooking and eating. Featuring children, diversity, learning, cooking, kitchen, food, vegetables, garden, lifestyle, colorful

© Anni Betts

Squirrel Harvesting for Autumn

Created for a fortune-telling card deck, featuring a fluffy-tailed squirrel gathering nuts and berries for the winter. Animal, squirrel, forest, woodland, wood, trees, habitat, plants, berries, nuts, food, folk tale, fable, storybook, gentle, happy, colorful, hand-drawn, pattern, texture, unique

© Anni Betts

Turtle Sheltering from the Storm

Created for a fortune-telling card deck, featuring a turtle happily sheltering from the rain under his shell. Animal, turtle, amphibian, shell, pattern, rain, raindrops, weather, storm, puddles, storybook, folk tale, fable, colorful, hand-drawn, happy, positive, gentle

© Anni Betts

Dolphin leaping in waves

For a fortune-telling card deck, featuring a dolphin leaping into the ocean waves. Colorful, line with digital color, animals, sea creatures, fish, waves, water, aqua, pattern, detail, decorative

© Anni Betts

Bear and Bird are Friends

A bear and bird walk through an enchanted forest. Animals, bear, bird, friends, friendship, woods, forest, woodland, fairy tale, children's book, colorful, bright, drawing

© Anni Betts

Otter Swimming Upstream

Created for a fortune-telling card deck, featuring a happy otter swimming on his back in a blue flowing river. Animals, wildlife, nature, rivers, water, stream, storybook, folk tale, fable, colorful, positive, hand-drawn, patterns, swirls

© Anni Betts

Woodpecker Sending a Message

A woodpecker sends a message of what's ahead. Animals, birds, wildlife, decorative, pattern, bright colors, positive, trees, nature, landscape

© Anni Betts

Reading in a Meadow Children's Book

A girl reads her favorite book in a green meadow full of plants and grass, accompanied by colorful toadstools. Concept art for a children's textbook illustration.

© Anni Betts

Little Red Ridinghood

fairytale, children's book, story, wolf, horse, girl, cape, woods, forest, plants, trees, landscape, house, vista, narrative, texture, pattern, stylized, lines, watercolor

© Anni Betts

Elephant in a Rain Storm

Developed as a print for sale, a frolicking elephant dances among the raindrops. Animal, elephant, lettering, phrase, inspirational, poster, print, raindrop, teardrop, pattern, paisley, flowers, lines, detail, texture, grey, colorful, aqua, hot pink

© Anni Betts

Good Day for a Ride — Lion on a bicycle

Hand-lettering and a lion on a bicycle combine to create this whimsical poster. Animals, bicycle, lettering, typography, whimsical, cute, colorful, pattern, dog, lion, vintage

© Anni Betts

Hooray for Llamas

Designed as a print for sale. A frolicking Llama says Hooray! Llama, animals, whimsical, greeting card, lettering, hand-lettered, typography, colorful, line, outline, pattern, whimsical, fun, lighthearted, blue, saturated, banners, ribbons

© Anni Betts

Autumn Owl

A whimsical owl perches in an autumn-colored tree. Owl, animals, birds, tree, leaves, aqua, gold, orange, pattern, texture, line with color

© Anni Betts

Squid versus Ship

squid, ship, boat, sea creature, monster, narrative, schooner, whaling, ocean, waves, sea, underwater

Aussie and UK Animals

Animals from Australia and the UK, created as part of a wedding invitation. Featuring animals kangaroo, birds, and a squirrel.

© Anni Betts

Our Town, a travel destination village

Created as a print for sale, this image of the narrow lanes and historical buildings in a medieval village captures the atmosphere and charm of a european city. Houses, buildings, location, travel, history

© Anni Betts

Reusable Grocery Bag Christmas

Created for a reusable grocery bag for Publix Supermarkets, featuring Christmas and winter holiday icons in the shape of a heart. Snowmen, snow, holidays, baking, celebration, family, store products, silkscreen, vectors, bright colors, happy

© Anni Betts

Reusable Grocery Bag: Thanksgiving

Created as a reusable shopping bag for Publix Supermarkets, featuring Thanksgiving motifs and icons, and pilgrims. People, pilgrims, turkey, thanksgiving, holiday, celebration, food, shopping, reusable bag, product design, silkscreen, autumn, leaves, digital, vector, icons

© Anni Betts

Badger Thank You Greeting Card

Thank you greeting card created for A Smyth Co. Featuring a cute, whimsical badger tipping his hat and the hand-lettered word Thanks! Animals, patterns, colorful, lettering, typography, greetings, emotions

© Anni Betts

Porcupines Valentine

Valentine greeting card featuring porcupines in love, with the hand-lettered greeting LOVE. Animals, holiday, valentine, love, romance, colorful, pink, red, pattern, texture, drawing

© Anni Betts

Father's Day Card: King Dad

Created as a greeting card, the king of the jungle becomes Kind Dad for a day! Greeting card, lion, animal, whimsical, pattern, colorful, bright, family

© Anni Betts

Rollerskating Birthday Card

Developed as a greeting card for sale in boutiques, a rollerskating animal wishes you Happy Birthday! animal, fox, bear, roller-skates, skating, retro, 80s, bunting, banners, lettering, typography, hand-lettered, colorful, blue, red, pattern, fun, light-hearted, greeting card, cards

© Anni Betts

Birthday Buffalo Greeting Card

A greeting card developed for sale in boutiques, a buffalo greets you with Happy Birthday! animals, pattern, grass, landscape, lettering, hand-lettered, typography, ink lines, green, blue, texture

© Anni Betts

Public Media Platform

An illustration explaining and promoting the new Public Media Platform, a technological advance for public media sharing. computers, technology, infographic, people, swirls, logos, words, typography, diagram

© Anni Betts

Woman with Apple

Woman, mystery, fruit, culinary, cooking, Adam and Eve, myths, funky, blue, turquoise, hair, beauty, fashion

© Anni Betts

La Poire

Pear, fruit, lettering, French, Francais, swirls, whimsical, still life, texture, pattern, food, cooking, culinary

© Anni Betts

Les Pommes, or The Apples

apple, fruit, lettering, french, texture, culinary, cooking, still life, swirls, colorful, stars, whimsical, patterns

© Anni Betts

Grab a Little Summer

whimsical, summer, tree, nature, patterns, abstract, woman, harvest, growth, seasons, metaphoric, metaphor

© Anni Betts

Vintage Gramophone

A vintage gramophone bursting with colorful music and sound. patterns, multi-colored, music, antiques, records, DJ, classical

© Anni Betts

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Anni Betts

Biography

Anni Betts illustrates with line, pattern, and color. She brings energy and whimsy to her illustrations and strives to create a more colorful world to live in. Anni specializes in drawing people, animals and natural things, and illustrates for many different genres including advertising, books, magazines and greeting cards. Anni's background includes a BFA in graphic design from the University of Illinois, and eight years' experience as a graphic designer. It is this foundation that gives her a good understanding of how images and text must work together, and insight into how her clients work. She prides herself on being easy to work with and never, ever misses a deadline.

Style/Techniques

Acrylic, Calligraphy, Colored Pencil, Design, Digital, Gouache, Graphic, Lettering, Line with Color, Logo Design, Mixed Media, Painterly, Pastel, Pen & Ink, Stylized, Texture, Type Design, Watercolor, Decorative, Floral, Pattern, Whimsical, Vector

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Adventure, Animals, Architecture, Book Covers, Botanical, Celebrities, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Computers, Editorial, Education, Family, Fantasy, Fashion/Cosmetics, Food, Greeting Cards, Health, Historical, Holidays, Icons, Information Graphics, Landscape, Leisure, Licensing, Maps, Mural, Music, Mystery, Nature, Packaging, People, Portrait, Posters, Product, Romance, Science, Scientific, Sci-Fi, Sports, Still Life, Technology, Transportation, Travel, Web Illustration, Wildlife, Americana, Agriculture, Food/Beverage, Lifestyle, Vintage / Retro, Feminine, Youth, Ethnic, Game, Environmental, Branding, Surface Design