Innovative Graphic Designer, award-winning Master Photographer, celebrated Digital Surrealist and a recognized pioneer in the emerging discipline of Strategic Instagram Marketing, Anna McNaught brings her profound creative artistry and razor-sharp eye for detail to every project she undertakes.
Anna’s design work is clean, creative and compelling, her marketing approach simple, yet effectively results-directed. Her recent online workshops in Instragram instruction, management and consultation have resulted in full bookings and unprecedented income growth and engagement increases for her burgeoning client base…and her own following of over 100,000 Instagram devotees continues to increase at a rate of more than 2,000 new followers per week.
Students and clients appreciate Anna’s communicative ease, her grasp of effective time management and her collaborative availability. Her gift for taking a complicated app and breaking it down into clear, concise, easy-to-follow steps that achieve significant and measurable results is well known, and her courses have helped professionals at all levels to turn their Instagram pages into strategic, high-function portfolios that guarantee a consistent flow of new clients and increased sales.
“I really can't remember exactly when my interest in photography and design began but as far back as I can remember, I always had a camera in my hands. Whether it was snapping photos of my friends on a disposable, using my mom's camcorder to catalog “world” events or just offering artistic observations of the world around me, I was always taking photos.”
Anna’s love of photography evolved into a passion for the visual arts, an affinity for composition and graphic design that led to a course of study at the Savannah College of Art and Design -- culminating with her graduation from New York’s prestigious Ithaca College with a degree in Photography and Design.
From that jumping off point…Los Angeles. In her pursuit of a career in the arts, Anna cultivated her expertise in Adobe Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator and Lightroom; augmented her growing knowledge of branding strategy and print mechanics; and continued to develop her skills in the practical application of typography, color theory, composition, design elements and the synergy that links them all together.
Early on in her west coast orientation, Anna began using Photoshop to create a studio portfolio of surrealistic image pieces that has become a well-received addition to the L.A. art scene. Early milestones also included the founding of The Liked Photo, a blog forum for photographers and business owners seeking to learn photography and developing Instagram Marketing skills for their brands.
“From early artistic experimentation to the present fine tuning of my talents and brand, my interest in the creative application of photography and design has never been stronger. The creative fire burns brightly and has grown into a multi-faceted career commitment -- distinguished by powerful innovation and client-responsive excellence. It has fueled my personal growth as an artist and shaped my professional goals for the future.
My secret sauce? A piquant blend of flavors -- equal parts drive, talent, patience, and passion for what I do…and from which both my clients and students continue to benefit significantly as a result. “