Exceptionally versatile art director and designer based in London. I specialise in photo & video art direction, digital design, and overseeing global brand and program launches.

annette.rotz@gmail.com
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ABOUT

I’m originally from a small town in the Midwest, USA where I grew up making stop animation films and cooking shows. I lived in St. Louis, Missouri where I learned to code websites, design, and make animations in Flash and After Effects. In 2013 I was recruited to work for Amazon in Seattle, Washington where I developed as a photo & video art director, manager, and worked on global workflow processes. I also expanded my personal practice as an artist and photographer and moved to London in 2015.

Over the past twelve years I’ve worked with high performing, metrics-driven companies and independent brands to establish and evolve their visual aesthetic. I’m not afraid to take risks and I love a good challenge.


WHAT I DO

  • I come up with concepts, deliver storyboards, treatments, and moodboards

  • I meticulously plan and art direct photo and video shoots, oversee post-production, retouching, editing, and design

  • I design, illustrate, animate, and take photos

 

EXPERIENCE

TK Maxx Europe
Digital Designer
London
2018 freelance ongoing

Amazon
Art Director, Global Mass Advertising & Brand
Seattle & London
2013 – 2018

TOKY Branding & Design
Senior UX/UI Designer
Saint Louis, Missouri
2010 – 2013

ALIVE Magazine
Art Director
Saint Louis, Missouri
2009 – 2010

Sauce Magazine
Designer
Saint Louis, Missouri
2007 – 2008

 

EDUCATION

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
School of Art + Design, BFA Graphic Design
2002 – 2006

The Royal Drawing School
Two-week Marathon Drawing
Summer 2018

The Royal Drawing School
Lifedrawing Short Course
Spring 2018

Central Saint Martins
Portrait Photography Short Course
Autumn 2017

Berlin Art Class
Intensive Oil Painting Course
July 2017

 
 

EXHIBITIONS

A4X Photography Exhibition
Old Brompton Gallery
September 2018