Hi! I’m Annie - I’m a designer.
This is my brand, and that up there is me - lying on the floor against a piece of pink paper, with one of my designs photoshopped onto my face.
My tagline is "Kind Design for Creative Babes" and that's pretty much what I spend all my days working towards.
I create products for the party throwers; the gift-givers; the pinterest-perfectors. I create for girls who love big, give generously and plan meticulously. For the girls who live that 'gram life, unashamedly. I create kind, positive and beautiful things - for kind, positive, beautiful people.
I believe in making the everyday beautiful - from your lecture notes to your to-do lists to that empty corner of the room. I want to spread colour and kindness to every corner of life, be the best gift at the party and make things that make you go
“omg, I can’t wait to Instagram this!”
I started making designs when I was in my second year of uni, studying a Graphic Design degree. Until I entered the design world, I didn't really know there were people out there who made a living designing products and selling them - outside of traditional artisans like painters or potters. I discovered the world of illustration at uni, and as soon as I realised that I too could do things like make a pattern and print it on a notebook, I started planning and never stopped.
After that, I spent my evenings after uni designing, creating, dreaming, planning, painting, scanning and plotting alongside my degree, and when I graduated in 2016, I leapt into this thing full time and didn't look back.
Now I run Annie Dornan Smith from my in-house studio (as in, it's literally in my house) creating "kind design for creative babes". I make designs for the dorm room dwellers, the bedroom-bloggers, and those who dream of the "Pinterest" life on a "Interning" budget.