I received a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois and am currently living in London, working fulltime as an Art Director for Amazon. Previously, I was living in Seattle and am originally from a small town in the Midwest, U.S.A.

Before Amazon, I was working as a Senior Interactive Designer at TOKY. Before that, I was the Art Director of ALIVE Magazine, a web designer/ad manager at Sauce Magazine, and a freelancer working for clients such as Cheree Berry PaperDarcy Miller DesignsRosebrook Peters Funari, and Zoe Robinson among others. 

I served close to four years on the AIGA Saint Louis board, where I was the interactive chair for a few years, and then the events programming chair. I set up monthly studio tours and put on a successful trivia night, which raised money for a student scholarship. I was also involved in organizing the first ever Saint Louis Design Week.

If I’m not working I’m probably reading, doing nothing, drawing, listening to music, or out exploring. Thanks for letting me share my work, writing, photography, and inspirations!

 

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annette.rotz@gmail.com

 
 

Life drawing at Islington Arts Factory, 2015

 

THE MOMENT ONE GIVES CLOSE ATTENTION TO ANY THING, EVEN A BLADE OF GRASS IT BECOMES A MYSTERIOUS, AWESOME, INDESCRIBABLY MAGNIFICENT WORLD IN ITSELF.

– writer Henry Miller

 
 
 
 
 

RECOGNITION

Selected artist, ArtCrank Saint Louis: 20132012
Selected artist, Transportation Alternatives NYC benefit art show, 2013
Selected artist, FoodStock art party, 2011
Event organizer, AIGA Trivia Night and scholarship benefit, 2011
Step Inside Design, 100 Best Designs Awards
Outstanding Senior in Graphic Design, 2006
AIGA Chicago Annual Student Merit Scholarship, 2005