Anna Ruby, originally from Virginia and a graduate of Virginia Tech moved from New York City to work for J Banks Design. Anna has worked with J Banks Design for over 15 years alongside Joni to create and implement the J Banks Brand. Her role as VP-Creative encompasses brand development, marketing, public relations, new business development, contract negotiation and retail buying. Her core responsibility is executing Joni’s vision and strategies in each of these disciplines to further elevate the firm. This is accomplished through obtaining new business; licensed product lines; industry recognition and international public exposure. Anna’s big picture approach to visionary direction, relationship building skills and determination are core strengths that have contributed to her success. Anna has aided in the brand’s achievements of ADAC’s 2015 Designer of the Year Finalist and the 2014 America’s Mart ICON Honor for Brand Identity and Development, and many others.