Hello! I am Katinka Horváth, the illustrator behind Ann December. Ann is my second given name, and December is the month I was born in. I grew up in Köppern, a very small town in the middle of Gemany, located between fields, forests, and hills. We had a big dog when I was a kid, and I was responsible for the afternoon walks. These times in nature, only accompanied by my dog Eyka, still have a huge influence on my life and work. Being kind to animals, living a vegetarian life, and spending as much time in nature as I can, are very important to me.
I am specialized in children’s books, editorial, and stationery, and I love to paint children characters, dwarfs, elves, animals, nature, and everything sentimental or magical.
1983-1998 Waldorf School Frankfurt am Main (including one year Holton High School, KS, USA)
2001-2008 Goethe University Frankfurt am Main (graduating in cultural anthropology, German literature, and political science)
2014-2015 HTK Hamburg (Desktop Publishing – Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator)
Watch this time-lapse video to learn more about my process: