I’m glad you’re here! I’m Anna. I am an interactive designer based in beautiful Knoxville, Tennessee. I have always been a lover of letters – from hand painted signage to graffiti to logotypes. I am fascinated by the multiple meanings of letters both as artistic symbols and as a way to communicate.

I have spent the last 5 years developing my skills in web design, html5, css, javascript animation and video editing by making IAB spec ad products that run on major network websites and apps. At work I am positive, resourceful, flexible, and a quick learner.

In life I strive to be grateful and remember every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day. I try not to take myself too seriously, and I never underestimate the importance of having fun.

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, School of Art
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
Minor in Art History
Graduated in 2009 with a 3.7 GPA

Sterling Ledet and Associates
AfterEffects Bootcamp 2010

30 years in the School of Hard Knocks

September 2011 – Present
Scripps Networks Interactive, Creative Services
Knoxville TN
Visual interactive design for major advertising campaigns on Scripps Networks websites. Coordinating brand experience with website overall look and feel. Creating interactive rich media web advertising using javascript, css animation and html5. Video Editing - transforming 30 second on-air ads to 10 second vertical ads for Snapchat, producing advertiser pre-roll video branding spots. Maintaining and designing cobrand ad products- combining an advertiser message with Scripps Brand imagery and assets. Management and organization of all sponsor logos. Implementation of hundreds of tracking tags to track user interaction and impressions. Designed a UX system for organizing projects and presenting clients with functional and flat comps. Finding stock photos, and image manipulation in Adobe Photoshop.

May 2009 – September 2011
Knoxville TN
Identity design including logos, business cards, brochures and promotional items, web design and online marketing.

September 2008 – May 2009
University of Tennessee, Creative Services
Knoxville TN
Designed banner ads for the official University of Tennessee web site to promote programs and shows on campus. Designed and updated web sites for faculty associations. Responsible for finding stock images for use on the site. Work with data entry in Wordpress.

June 2008 – August 2008
Ventress Design Group
Franklin TN
Designed identity and business collateral including business card, letterhead and envelope. Designed web site and newspaper advertisements for Franklin Jazz Festival. Made promotional materials and academic resources for Franklin Road Academy. Created countless clipping paths. Found stock images. Edited content for press releases. Attended press checks with printers to ensure the quality of the final product.

Premiere Pro
Microsoft Office Suite

Scripps Networks 2013 Campaign of the Year
Pier 1 - Tabletops that Pop

Scripps Networks 2015 Cross-Collaboration of the Year
King’s Hawaiian

Email: annakthomsen@gmail.com
Phone: 615.417.9632

Mail me a postcard:
215 Kern Place
Knoxville TN 37917

Some other cool things about me:

I love doing nail art - check out my tumblr
I am learning to play the ukulele
I have also just taken up calligraphy
I have 2 cats named Little Guy and Sugar
I’m a bilingual dual citizen, My Father is from Denmark

This text to the left is not a font- its my actual handwriting