I�m professional illustrator Anni Betts. I create vibrant, cheerful drawings for books, magazines, advertising, greeting cards, 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 my Bachelor of Fine Arts with highest honors from the University of Illinois in 1998, with a concentration in graphic design. After eight years as a designer in Chicago, I made the leap to my first love, illustration, and I�ve never looked back. I believe my background in design makes me a stronger illustrator, with a deep understanding of composition, an appreciation for how illustration fits into the larger picture (pun intended!), and a solemn respect for deadlines.Now I live in the United Kingdom, in the beautiful and historic city of Durham, England. I work from my cozy home office, pausing now and then to appreciate the view that can be had from my window of rolling hills and fluffy sheep. When I�m not illustrating, I take every opportunity to explore the UK and Europe with my archaeologist husband Kamal and our adorable dog Logan. I also enjoy reading, entertaining, cooking and sewing my own colorful clothes.