Hey, I’m Anika

Hey, I’m Anika

Hey, I’m Anika

Hey, I’m Anika

Hey, I’m Anika

I am a multidisciplinary designer with over 7 years of experience in design, branding, and marketing.

I am a multidisciplinary designer with over 7 years of experience in design, branding, and marketing.

I am a multidisciplinary designer with over 7 years of experience in design, branding, and marketing.

I am a multidisciplinary designer with over 7 years of experience in design, branding, and marketing.

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Always creative but too much of a realist to become an artist, I discovered the best-of-both-worlds in graphic design. In 2011, I graduated from Texas State University’s Communication Design program and never looked back.

I cut my teeth working brand-side for several years before starting my own design studio, Incandescent Creative, where I specialized in branding and web design for small businesses. 

Seeking to grow my skills, I joined the talented design team at BigCommerce in 2017. Since then, Incandescent Creative has served as my blog and side-hustle where I help entrepreneurs build their brand & business. 

Off-duty, you can catch me in the great outdoors camping, gardening, or swimming (whenever that hot Texas sun is out) or at a show (I grew up in the Live Music Capital of the World, after all!)

For work inquiries or to collaborate, get in touch with me via email or on Dribbble.

Always creative but too much of a realist to become an artist, I discovered the best-of-both-worlds in graphic design. In 2011, I graduated from Texas State University’s Communication Design program and never looked back.

I cut my teeth working brand-side for several years before starting my own design studio, Incandescent Creative, where I specialized in branding and web design for small businesses. 

Seeking to grow my skills, I joined the talented design team at BigCommerce in 2017. Since then, Incandescent Creative has served as my blog and side-hustle where I help entrepreneurs build their brand & business. 

Off-duty, you can catch me in the great outdoors camping, gardening, or swimming (whenever that hot Texas sun is out) or at a show (I grew up in the Live Music Capital of the World, after all!)

For work inquiries or to collaborate, get in touch with me via email or on Dribbble


Always creative but too much of a realist to become an artist, I discovered the best-of-both-worlds in graphic design. In 2011, I graduated from Texas State University’s Communication Design program and never looked back.

I cut my teeth working brand-side for several years before starting my own design studio, Incandescent Creative, where I specialized in branding and web design for small businesses. 

Seeking to grow my skills, I joined the talented design team at BigCommerce in 2017. Since then, Incandescent Creative has served as my blog and side-hustle where I help entrepreneurs build their brand & business. 

Off-duty, you can catch me in the great outdoors camping, gardening, or swimming (whenever that hot Texas sun is out) or at a show (I grew up in the Live Music Capital of the World, after all!)

For work inquiries or to collaborate, get in touch with me via email or on Dribbble.


Always creative but too much of a realist to become an artist, I discovered the best-of-both-worlds in graphic design. In 2011, I graduated from Texas State University’s Communication Design program and never looked back.

I cut my teeth working brand-side for several years before starting my own design studio, Incandescent Creative, where I specialized in branding and web design for small businesses. 

Seeking to grow my skills, I joined the talented design team at BigCommerce in 2017. Since then, Incandescent Creative has served as my blog and side-hustle where I help entrepreneurs build their brand & business. 

Off-duty, you can catch me in the great outdoors camping, gardening, or swimming (whenever that hot Texas sun is out) or at a show (I grew up in the Live Music Capital of the World, after all!)

For work inquiries or to collaborate, get in touch with me via email or on Dribbble

Always creative but too much of a realist to become an artist, I discovered the best-of-both-worlds in graphic design. In 2011, I graduated from Texas State University’s Communication Design program and never looked back.

I cut my teeth working brand-side for several years before starting my own design studio, Incandescent Creative, where I specialized in branding and web design for small businesses. 

Seeking to grow my skills, I joined the talented design team at BigCommerce in 2017. Since then, Incandescent Creative has served as my blog and side-hustle where I help entrepreneurs build their brand & business. 

Off-duty, you can catch me in the great outdoors camping, gardening, or swimming (whenever that hot Texas sun is out) or at a show (I grew up in the Live Music Capital of the World, after all!)

For work inquiries or to collaborate, get in touch with me via email or on Dribbble

IN A NUTSHELL—

My dichotomies are my strengths: I’m an outgoing introvert, analytical creative, and an easygoing go-getter.

My dichotomies are my strengths: I’m an outgoing introvert, analytical creative, and easygoing go-getter.

My dichotomies are my strengths: I’m an outgoing introvert, analytical creative, and easygoing go-getter.

My dichotomies are my strengths; I’m an outgoing introvert, analytical creative, and easygoing go-getter.

My dichotomies are my strengths: I’m an outgoing introvert, analytical creative, and easygoing go-getter.

EXPERIENCE

EXPERIENCE

BigCommerce — Senior Visual Designer
Feb 2017–present

Incandescent Creative — Founder & Designer
May 2012–present

Edgecase — Marketing Designer
Jan 2014–Apr 2016

How Do You Roll? — Marketing Designer
Jan 2010–Mar 2013

BigCommerce — Senior Visual Designer
Feb 2017–present

Incandescent Creative — Founder & Designer
May 2012–present

Edgecase — Marketing Designer
Jan 2014–Apr 2016

How Do You Roll? — Marketing Designer
Jan 2010–Mar 2013

EXPERTISE

EXPERTISE

Graphic design, web design, brand identity & strategy, typography, editorial design, art direction

Graphic design, web design, brand identity & strategy, typography, editorial design, art direction

EDUCATION

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Fine Arts — Communication Design
Texas State University, San Marcos
Graduated 2011, cum laude

Bachelor of Fine Arts — Communication Design
Texas State University, San Marcos
Graduated 2011, cum laude

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Copyright © 2019 Anika Samples Koehler, all rights reserved.

Copyright © 2019 Anika Samples Koehler, all rights reserved.