A little about me
My name is Anna Šebestová and I am the artist behind the illustration and pattern design brand annanemone.
I studied Fine Art and Textile Design in the United Kingdom, where my love for printmaking and pattern started to grow. After my studies I worked with textile design studios in London and New York City, where I developed commercial designs for fashion and design brands. During these experiences I soon realized I had a desire to build my own business and style and have been dedicated to annanemone full time since 2016.
Since then, I’ve created over 20 custom patterns as well as 7 apparel collections using fabrics featuring my designs, alongside other products such as wallpaper and home decor. Moreover, I have created custom work for both small businesses and individuals, as well as larger clients of the likes of the Prague Zoo and Octopus Publishing Group, creating custom illustrations for cookbooks.
I live in Prague, Czech Republic with my 4-year-old son and have a passion for gardening and traveling.
Inspiration & Art techniques
My work is greatly influenced by my love of nature, strange animals and plants that are not typically seen depicted on clothes and products.
All of my designs are created by hand through the use of gouache and watercolor painting, linocut and pencil drawing.
I then scan the images, retouch them digitally and either use them individually or assemble them into a pattern. The scale and positioning of the images within the design as well as color scheme are discussed together with my client and carried out exactly according to their needs.