Annie B. Stoll, who earned a dual bachelor’s degree in illustration and graphic design from Daemen College, received the college’s 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award for the Graduate of the Last Decade.
After graduating from Daemen, Stoll accepted a position at White Bicycle Design Studio, where she worked on many Gold and Silver Addy award-winning projects.
Currently art director at SONY Music Entertainment, Stoll earned a 2019 Grammy Award for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package for her work on “Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of Weird Al Yankovic.” She shared the award for art direction with Meghan Foley and Yankovic, a comedian and singer-songwriter known for his parodies, who earned his fifth Grammy.
Stoll was previously nominated for a 2014 Grammy in the best recording package category for her design work on the Automatic Music Can Be Fun album. At the time of her nomination, she was the youngest graphic designer in more than 20 years to be nominated for the award.
Stoll’s design talents may be seen on a wide range of CD and music packaging she has worked on for groups and artists at SONY such as Pentatonix, David Gilmour, Superfruit, Lo Moon, Barbra Streisand, Adele, and Pearl Jam, among many others.
A New York City resident, Stoll has completed an anthology, “1001 Knights,” a three-volume set of books featuring the creative work and talent of more than 260 artists.