Born and raised in Summit, New Jersey, Anna Bond loved painting as a child. After earning her B.S. in graphic design, she was hired as the art director for a Florida magazine and later worked in freelance illustration. In the process of designing wedding invitations, she rediscovered her lifelong love of stationery, and the idea for creating a collection of stationery was born.
In 2009, together with her husband Nathan, Bond founded the Rifle Paper Co. To begin, they ran the business from their apartment, but the company quickly grew to more than 150 employees, with its products sold in 5,000 stores around the world.
Bond designs the majority of the company's products, which feature her signature hand-painted illustrations. Her use of a vibrant color palette and the whimsical, nostalgic style of her illustrations have created one of the most recognizable brands in the stationery industry.
In addition to her work at Rifle, Bond has worked on illustration projects with clients that include Puffin Books, InStyle Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal, and her work has been featured in The New York Times, Harper's Bazaar, Lucky, and Martha Stewart Living.
The Art Directors Club of America named Bond as one of its Young Guns, an award that recognizes creative professionals 30 years of age and under.
Love Flourishes (2018) is Bond's first project for the U.S. Postal Service.