A Manifesto by Annie Atkins 10 rules for working under pressure from the graphic prop designer

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For Welsh graphic prop designer Annie Atkins, the little things are big business. She’s designed quirky and pleasing everyday objects to fill the backgrounds of films and TV shows, including Wes Anderson’s stylish “Isle of Dogs” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” Here she shares her 10 rules for working under pressure.

Annie Atkins is renowned for her work designing everyday objects that populate the backgrounds of major films and TV shows. Atkins has designed graphics for “Joker,” “West Side Story,” “Underground Railroad,” “The Tudors,” and “Penny Dreadful”; and contributed to Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” the latter of which won the Oscar for Best Production Design. She has also created branding for commercial clients including Amorepacific, Hendrick's Gin, and SteamLine Luggage. You can listen to her speak about her work in the Monotype Creative Characters podcast on the Monotype website.

Manifesto is a series on WePresent which invites activists and creatives with something to say to write 10 rules to live by, in order to help spread their message. The artwork on this page was created by Annie Atkins.