Anne Stark Ditmeyer
is an American communications designer, educator, writer and consultant based in Paris, France
whose work strives to creatives across continents. Anne founded Prêt à Voyager on Bastille Day 2007 as a creative outlet to explore the intersection of travel and design. She has visited 46 of the 50 U.S. states, traveled to over 30 countries, studied abroad
and been around the world aboard Semester at Sea. However, for Anne, travel is not about where you go, but how you see the world. Her blog – along with Twitter
– has become a connective tissue linking her to countless creatives around the world, which is continually challenging her to push the status quo.
Anne teaches Map Making
, Basic InDesign
and Redesign Your Résumé
on Skillshare, with thousands of students around the world. Anne is the lead Paris guide on Vayable
, where you can hire her for a custom experience
the next time you’re in Paris. With ~40 friends & family who visit her in Paris each year, she knows what she’s doing – just read her reviews!
In 2008 Anne joined the Design*Sponge
team as a contributing editor (until 2014), and ran over 400 home tours from around the world, in addition to numerous other projects, including a video interview with David Lebovitz
[see still below]. Anne’s writing has appeared in print in Anthology
magazine’s “Going Global” issue
(Fall 2011), Dwell
(Sept 2012), EasyJet
(Sept 2012), Kinfolk
(winter 2012), Fast Co.Design
(fall 2013), and she worked as co art director
for the pilot issue
magazine (See Jane Fly, Inc), an online magazine celebrating the art of the journey. She also writes on Medium
. In May 2012 she was invited to speak on Blog Etiquette & How to Deal with Negative Feedback
at The Hive blogging conference in Berlin, and at Blogtacular in London in 2014.
Anne has had the opportunity to collaborate with brands including #WeAreInPuglia, Air France (TravelBook app promo video), Hotel Negresco (100th anniversary celebration, invited guest), Colonial Williamsburg (press trip), Blog’nhagen (design bloggers exploring Copenhagen), Orient Express (invited guest), Airbnb (curated wishlist), Everplaces (ambassador) and Vayable (ambassador). Additionally Anne has reviewed Plus One Berlin (Berlin stay + local experience), HomeAway (apartment stay in Venice), Roomorma (Berlin Loft), Hotel Jules (Paris) and more. Only opportunities that are considered a good fit with this site will be considered and all sponsored posts are fully transparent and noted at the bottom of the post.
Please note: Blogging takes a considerable amount of time, and most bloggers are professionals in their own domain – photography, writing, design – as well. Please, please, please do not ask bloggers to work for free in exchange for “exposure.” Bloggers have bills to pay too. Along the same lines, creating contests where bloggers create the content [uncompensated] is considered spec work. No thank you. Let’s get creative and make some awesome original content instead! (Just not for free). It can be a win-win for everyone (and you’ll get a great reputation in the blogosphere – we talk and we’re a very connected bunch)!
For more on Anne, visit the following features: Creating Your Own Path: Anne Ditmeyer, After the Jump: Global Connections (listen here), Fathom’s Best Travel Blogs 2014, Boarding Pass, The France Project, Fathom Away’s Hometown Debrief: Paris, No Country for Young Women, Apartment Therapy’s The Kitchn, The Dream Life on Love in the City of Lights, Franco File Friday on Lost in Cheeseland, Why France? on Le Fableux Destin de Brenna, National Geographic‘s I Heart My City, Budget Travel blogger travel tips.
pretavoyager [at] gmail.com (Please read this post for tips on reaching out to bloggers + you can find all sorts of answers to popular questions on my FAQ page. )
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top photo by Ashley Ludaescher
video still with David Lebovitz by Christian Wilmes
bottom triptych by Sivan Askayo