Annie Atkins is the Lead Graphic Designer on The Grand Budapest Hotel. Originally from rural north Wales, she lived in Iceland for 4 years before moving to Dublin in 2007, which she now considers her home.
With degrees in Visual Communication and Film Production, Annie cut her teeth in filmmaking when she joined the crew of the Emmy-winning series The Tudors. She loved working on a historical drama and began to specialize in the reproduction of antique graphic design for the screen – creating stained glass, scrolls, telegrams, vintage cigarette packaging, book covers, signage, and calligraphic documents for all kinds of period filmmaking. She was just finishing work on the upcoming animated feature The Boxtrolls when she got a call from Wes Anderson about "a movie set in a fictitious European country between the Wars”. She then spent the winter on the German-Polish border as the lead graphic designer on The Grand Budapest Hotel, gaining critical acclaim for her work from journals such as the Creative Review, and endorsements from designers such as Michael Bierut at Pentagram in New York.