i'm anne esse
A curious, buttoned-up optimist ready to delight you with smart work.
need to look at something with a fresh pair of eyes? we should talk.
As a freelance creative director and designer, I can bring your creative strategy to life (or help you craft one), sort out your complex project or be that extra brain (with pair of hands) you need in the room.
As a creative career coach, I get you. I can help you through challenges in your creative career because I’ve moved through many myself like:
feeling like an impostor as a young designer right out of school
making gut-wrenching choices as a senior art director inside a toxic agency
being seduced out of freelance for an ego-stroking gig as an agency ACD
going back to freelance to become a more available (and sane) mom
saying yes to scary new opportunities like teaching design students and training to become a coach
building and writing this website myself (yaaas)