Work: 

ByHand Consulting

ByHand Consulting brings socially responsible artisan products to market through a portfolio of product development, sourcing, marketing and business mentoring programs. Annie works as an independent consultant. 

  • Managed ByHand’s Market Incubator program which supports artisan enterprises to Artisan Resource @ NY NOW to showcase their products & production capacity to US import buyers. 
  • Identified new companies interested in and qualified for exhibiting in Artisan Resource @ NY NOW. Outreaches to new qualified companies to promote Artisan Resource, advises and determines their interest. 
  • Accompanied and recruited domestic and international buyers for ByHand's sourcing trips to Peru, Morocco, Guatemala, & the Philippines. 
  • Grew ByHand’s network of consultants and advisors and artisan, buyer and economic development partners. 

HAND/EYE Magazine

HAND/EYE is the world’s only online-publication dedicated to global creativity with a readership of artists, artisans, and designers who share a passion for craft, art & sustainable design.

  • Freelance writer for HAND/EYE Magazine from 2010-2014. 

annie o. boutique

annie O. boutique specialized in sourcing and selling unique artisan products from rural communities throughout Peru and Bolivia. 

  • Annie operated and ran annie O. boutique or five years, and acquired practical knowledge about international importing and business management, while allowing her to develop her talents in cultivating relationships with buyers and artisans. Took design from conception to production.