If your parents met in art school, there's a good chance some creative genes will be passed on to the next generation. It was certainly the case for Anne Keenan Higgins who grew up with 10 brothers and sisters in Michigan. After graduating from the School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan, Anne began a career as an art director at various advertising agencies in Detroit. Along with her sister Emily, she moved to California and after a few months of painting handmade cards and selling them to local shops, Anne developed her signature whimsical style and began licensing her artwork to the greeting card, gift and book publishing industry. She is one of a handful of artists working with Papyrus on the Taylor Swift gift line and has illustrated over 100 book covers, including Sophie Kinsella's Shopaholic series.

Anne continues to work with clients around the world including Scholastic, The Children's Place and Hachette Book Group. Her two books, Fictionally Fabulous, Ladies Who Drink are now available and her third book, Le Cinéma Français releases September 2018. Anne has settled back into the Midwest and lives with her partner in crime, Jason, in Detroit, Michigan. 

Photo by Tom Roche

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