At the tender age of six, Annie Waldusky pulled herself up to the kitchen table to write and illustrate her first "children's book" entitled, The Dive. From that moment on, her mind was made up that she would pursue children's illustration as a career.
An entire childhood of steadily maturing "children's books" later, she received her B.A. in Studio Arts & Communications at Concordia College in Moorhead Minnesota. After graduating, she became employed at Charles S. Anderson Design in Minneapolis doing illustration-related work.
After working at Charles S. Anderson for a few years, Annie moved on to Lerner Publishing Group, a children's book publisher in Minneapolis, MN. She was finally able to get an inside peak into what the children's publishing world is like on the inside. This experience further deepened her passion for illustrating in a children's book style, and made her realize it was time to spread her wings and begin her freelance illustration career. She began taking on commissioned illustration work for local writer's books and discovered just how much she enjoys sharing the creative process with clients and helping to capture every nuance of their vision.
In 2008, Annie followed her heart and mountain-induced inspiration to Boulder, Colorado. Here she continued pursuing her dream of illustrating and writing for children. Her writing & illustration work has been published in Twine Magazine, and her writing has been published multiple times in The Rooster Magazine --a prominent Colorado Publication. Some of her recent illustration clients have been Mighty Fudge Studios, Twine Magazine, Chromedome Design, Downtown Boulder Inc., Boulder Valley Public School District, & Boulder Community Health Foothills Hospital, as well as a myriad of self published children's book writers in the Minneapolis, Los Angelos, Lake Tahoe & Boulder areas. Her work can be found hanging in the Downtown Boulder's main office and all along the Pearl Street Mall.
She currently resides in Bozeman, Montana where she does commissioned art projects & teaches art classes at Summit Elementary School.