Anna Cruz is an illustrator working at the crossroads of design, art, and publishing.

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She was born in the Philippines and currently resides in St. Louis, Missouri. Anna began her career when she was hired at age 11 by her religions teacher to illustrate the stations of the cross. Although she never did turn out to be a religious type, her passion of drawing carried through high school and beyond.

After earning a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from the University of Central Florida, she quickly realized that her "drawing brain" could be used in several different platforms outside of the fine art world. She has worked in the print and design industry, while consistently freelancing as an illustrator, exhibiting as an artist, and being involved in community-based projects. Most recently, she worked full-time with the Prismatic agency on place branding projects for Downtown Orlando.

 

In 2016, she started a small publishing press called Lemon Press with her husband, Adam Lavigne. Together, they exhibit paintings, paint murals, and run zine and drawing workshops.

editorial illustration

spot & cover illustration

mapmaking

murals

painting

looping animation

branding

art direction

print design

digital design

campaign design

stop motions

exhibit curation

small press publishing

book design

printmaking

zine/comics workshops

"Reminiscent of a universal pictorial translator card, [Anna's images] are distilled to an essence with playful detail and flights of fancy, transporting viewers to a feeling or a memory."

JESSICA PIRANI, ARTBORNE MAGAZINE

Artist Couple Brings 'Heaven' to Mills Gallery >

ORLANDO SENTINEL / MAY 24, 2019

Heavenly Creatures > 

ORLANDO WEEKLY / MAY 8, 2019

Synesthete's Breakfast >

THE VINYL WARHOL / FALL 2017

Storyteller: Anna Cruz >

ARTBORNE MAGAZINE / MARCH 27, 2017

PRESS

"Cruz’s work is detailed, blending colors into nebulous landscapes, such as a desert defined by a sunset and a couple cacti. Her human figures seem to be emotional representations of the world she’s depicting."

TRAVOR FRASER, ORLANDO SENTINEL

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