Hey there! Welcome to the portfolio and blog of thebeanbaguette.

"Bean Baguette" is the pseudonym for Anna Lark, an illustrator and designer based in the Bay Area of northern California. A huge animal nerd and Pikachu enthusiast, she was generally encouraged by loving parents to give this whole “art thing” a try. Instead she decided the most direct route was to bounce between majors and remain indecisive until she landed in the linguistics program.

This also meant she went through the TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) program, and suddenly Anna found herself living in a rural town in Hokkaido, Japan teaching English to elementary students for 2 years. And accepting frozen fish from passersby who recognized her from the newspaper.

Working with children, who are typically easily impressed with scribbles of Pikachu, she discovered that her passion for art wouldn’t go away, and that it felt nice to create for other people.

When Anna returned to the States she decided enough was enough and launched a Patreon, Twitch.tv channel, and Etsy shop. Since then she has been pushing herself to create, create, and not stop creating until she can tell all the stories she wants to tell, or at the very least, give it her best shot.

For work or hire contact bean @ thebeanbaguette@gmail.com

You can find me on other social networks, including Twitter, Tumblr, & Instagram @thebeanbaguette, and if you'd like to support thebeanbaguette studios in the long term, check out my Patreon!