Hi, I’m Annie, owner of Paper Heart Design. I am a graphic designer, artist, and entrepreneur. I absolutely love working with entrepreneurs, and I’ll tell you why. First, I am an entrepreneur myself and I understand the dedication and commitment it takes to run your own business. Second, I love the passion people have! People who start a business have so much heart for what they do, and that enthusiasm to work hard to do what you love is contagious. Finally, and most importantly, I love the challenge of taking an abstract idea from someone, and making it into a tangible branding package. I love creating custom work for each client, because I get to be a small part of their big dreams, and in turn help them grow their business.
I primarily work in the digital art world, but I love to paint, build, and create analog art from my home studio in Midland, Michigan. I grew up in metro Detroit, where art was my passion as far back as I can remember. My love of art stems from a need to create. I believe that people expressing their truth through art can bridge the gaps in humanity, connecting people.
I am a proud wife, mother, graphic designer, art instructor, sewist, fisherwoman, kayaker, gardener, and music lover. I love my home state of Michigan, and all the wonderful outdoor activities it has to offer. My husband is my best friend. We moved out of state for his job the week after we both graduated from college in 2007. I had just graduated from Central Michigan University with my BAA. I was a double major in Graphic Design and Sculpture, with an Art History minor. I also completed my BS in Education, Art Education K-12 major with a minor in Industrial Education. In 2008, I began work as a freelancer and have been involved in creative design ever since.
I have always felt a need to make things. I'm happiest when working on projects I am passionate about, whether big or small. Ever since I was a little girl, I've known I wanted to be an artist, a teacher, and a mother. Imagine my surprise when I realized, while watching my kids play outside, that all of those dreams had come true. I am so grateful for all the blessings in my life.