Ana Davis is a designer, strategist, entrepreneur, and mentor.
A fine artist by education, Ana got her feet wet in the professional world at a children's book publisher. Following her tenure making books, Ana designed and developed gifts for mass market retailers. Working closely with executives, account managers, manufacturing, and marketing teams, Ana honed her strategic thinking. The result is a hybrid designer/strategist with more than 15 years of experience developing products for commercial markets, guiding projects through the production process, and mentoring design staff along the way.
In 2012 Ana stepped out on her own to see where her passion for art and interest in business would take her. She founded a brand which has licensed work for glassware, home decor, tabletop, textiles, stationery, greeting cards, gift bags and wraps, and children’s books. During the time she has managed her business, Ana has learned the importance of social media and experienced the tremendous importance of online sales channels. See examples of her work and shop for beautiful things at www.anadavisdesign.com.
Ana lives with her family (one husband, two sons, and three pets) in the historic Chicago suburb of Oak Park.