Hi, I'm Denise Palmer.

I am a designer who illustrates with different mediums, and love to work in watercolor and surface pattern design. I created my company Denise Anne, to be a design resource for creative consumers, businesses, and entrepreneurs.

When I was little, I was constantly drawing something on all forms of paper. Whether it was crayons, paint, chalk, or watercolors; I loved all mediums and art was my favorite! In high school I got to use Pagemaker in my journalism class (one of the first desktop publishing programs prior to InDesign – very old school) and I would look forward to that class most of all. It was the highlight of my school day getting to layout text and images in that program. We had an assignment to do a mock cover of a magazine and it was by far my most loved project as a teen. For the project I used a photograph of my boyfriend when he was 4 years old (he would be my future husband, but I didn’t know it then) – and it is my favorite piece of high school memorabilia!

We married while I was in college and started our family. I began designing in 2009 doing photo greeting cards for family and friends, and then began doing freelance design work for companies like Crane & Company, non-profit organizations, and individuals. I now run my own freelance design company providing design licensing, resources for businesses, and tutorials on the Denise Anne blog.

Get in touch

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Want to work on a design project? Or just say hello? I would love to hear from you! Or email me at denise@deniseanne.com

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See my  watercolor illustrations, art designs, and pattern collections in my online portfolio gallery. Lookbooks are coming soon!

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Get to know me on the blog to view my latest projects, design tips, and in depth tutorials about illustration techniques.