After nearly twenty years as a designer and art director in children’s publishing, Anna Raff left her job at The Metropolitan Museum of Art for an MFA from the School of Visual Arts, and began her career as an illustrator. Since then, her work has been recognized by The Society of Illustrators “The Original Art Show,” American Illustration, 3 x 3 Magazine, and SCBWI among others. She has illustrated several books for children, including WORLD RAT DAY (Candlewick), SYLVIA’S SPINACH (Readers to Eaters), and THINGS THAT FLOAT AND THINGS THAT DON’T (Holiday House). Her editorial illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Kiwi Magazine; on TV on ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” and MTV’s “Woodie Awards.” In 2010, she began Ornithoblogical, a blog of bird-related imagery and wordplay. Anna lives and works on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, where there are reportedly four rats per human resident, and ever so often, the Space Shuttle flies by.
Download a PDF of the artist’s samples here: WPA Raff art samples
A book trailer for THINGS THAT FLOAT AND THINGS THAT DON’T: