Anke Stohlmann’s creative focus lies at the intersection of branding and publication design for print and digital media. For over 15 years Anke has worked as a designer, art director and creative director for many of New York’s leading agencies in graphic design and publishing, creating brand experiences across multiple platforms, from books and magazines to websites and digital publications.
Anke is the principal and creative director of Li’l Robin, the multi-disciplinary studio she founded in 2005. At Li’l Robin Anke has created brand identity systems, publications and websites for clients including LIFE Books, Sterling Publishing, The New York Times, Pratt Institute, Maxwax, IFP and Global Writes.
Anke began her career with creative apprenticeships for the renowned graphic designers Paula Scher and Carin Goldberg. Before establishing Li’l Robin, she was creative director at Time Inc. Custom Publishing, founding art director at eDesign Magazine, branding and new media designer at Red Sky, and senior designer at Pentagram.
Anke studied Visual Communications at the Fachhochschule Düsseldorf, Germany, and holds a Masters Degree in Design Management from Pratt Institute in New York. Anke has been honored with numerous design awards, including gold and silver medals from the Society for Publication Designers. From 2008 to 2010 Anke served on the board of directors of the AIGA New York Chapter, where she led a monthly series on the business of design.