Anne Tryba has created visual art from a very early age. At 16, she taught children’s art classes, and went on to get her Bachelor of Fine Art degree from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee. After moving to California, she participated in group and solo exhibits, and worked professionally as a graphic designer and design manager. Her personal artistic expression over the last 15+ years has focused on highly textured sculptural ceramics and mixed media assemblage.
A Disney Imagineer for more than 25 years, Anne designed graphics for each of their theme parks, and was the manager of the Imagineering graphic design department for many years. She continues to work as a design consultant for theme parks and museums.
Anne has contributed essays and articles on design and creativity to publications as diverse as The Imagineering Way and The Imagineering Workout, and Signs of the Times, How, and Graphic Design: USA magazines. Her work has been included in Poster Art of the Disney Parks, Print Casebooks 8: The Best in Environmental Graphics, Signs and Spaces, and Urban Entertainment Graphics.
For many years, she was president and treasurer of Women in Design-LA, and the design chairwoman for the international Society for Environmental Graphic Design Awards in 2000. She has contributed countless volunteer hours over the years to local causes including the designs for the permanent “Be Aware-Drive with Care” signs installed in 2010 by the City of La Cañada Flintridge.
Anne is currently a member of the Angeles Crest Art Guild. She has exhibited work at La Galeria Gitana in San Fernando, (where her work was honored with "Best in Show" three times) and previously at the Brand Library, the Boston Court Performing Arts Center gallery, the Modest Fly Gallery, and the La Cañada-Flintridge Community Center.