Alaska & Pacific Northwest.
A graduate of Washington State University’s Murrow School of Communication, she has worked in printing and publications since 2005.
Prior to starting her own creative studio, Annette worked for a variety of newspapers in Alaska, Washington and Idaho.
In October 2011, Annette officially launched Kern This Studio doing layout, design and publication consulting for The Cordova Times and First Alaskans Magazine. Since then, she has tackled a variety of projects ranging from publication consulting to small business branding to user interface design.
Publications she has worked with include: The Cordova Times, First Alaskans Magazine, The Dutch Harbor Fisherman, The Tundra Drums, The Seward Pheonix Log, The Seward Journal, The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, The New Tribune, The Olympian, Anchorage Daily News, The Anchorage Press, The Idaho Statesman, The Tri-City Herald, The Moscow-Pullman Daily News and Washington State Magazine.
Other organizations she has worked with include: Native Village of Eyak, Prince William Sound Science Center, Alaska Humanities Forum, The Cordova Chamber of Commerce, The City of Cordova, Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival, Tri-City Wine Society, Western Spirits, Odom Corporation, Southern Wine and Spirits, Pratt Museum, Southcentral Foundation, First Alaskans Institute, Alaska Federation of Natives, Chugach Electric Corp., Tudorpedia, ESM, RizeUp, Wyoming Woven, Heartbeat Photography, Soroptimist International, Gazaway and Associates, UnWINEd, Maxine’s Bistro, Haute Quarter Grill, Collins Design Group and many others.
Annette has won multiple awards for Magazine Design, Magazine Cover Design, Newspaper Graphics, and Newspaper Layout categories from Alaska Press Club and Idaho Press Club. She was also awarded several design awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Inland Northwest Chapter, and a Murrow Award for excellence in communication.