Hi, I’m Anne! Welcome to my little part of the world: Anne’s Art & Design Space. Here’s a little bit about me.
How I Got Here
I immigrated to Australia from the UK with my family when I was 12. At 15, I left school for work. Soon after, I got married, had a daughter, and became a single mom. For the next 40 years, I worked for a company that managed several aged care facilities.
I literally worked my way to the top from receptionist to CEO and, later, became a member of the Board of Directors. During that time, I learned a lot about branding and marketing and did that for our company on several occasions! I also developed and held numerous workshops on management systems, strategic planning, budgeting, continuous improvement and marketing in aged care.
I have a Diploma in Business Management and Certificates in Health Services Management and Training and Assessment.
Starting an Art and Design Adventure
After working for 45 years, as you can imagine, I decided I needed a little more out of life and “retired” to start my own business. I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to do. I had no plan. I just knew that I needed something different!
Having neglected my creative self for years, I took up painting in acrylics, which opened up a new world for me. Bold and vibrant colors quickly became a signature in my artworks and designs. I’ve always loved the arts, and I became passionate about painting. Painting is my sanity and my “me” time!
Never one to do things by halves, I then did a huge amount of research on starting an online business and deciding on a possible niche. Believe me, that niche changed a few times! I created a range of branded templates, predominantly for my own business. That side-hustle quickly grew as I helped other solopreneurs with their branding and design templates. I suddenly discovered my niche!
With my extensive experience in business, I now help small business owners, solopreneurs and creatives with brand identity, quality business and social media design templates, resources and support. My personal goal is to inspire new artists to discover their own creative space and find renewed purpose, satisfaction, self-worth and emotional well-being.
My life and business are still evolving, and I look forward to what the future brings. I’d love to help you on your journey! You can find me on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest, and you can message me anytime.
For more about my story, check out “My Artist’s Journey.”