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Hey, I'm Andrea

I’m a design leader with 20 years of design experience and 10 years of creative leadership.

Award-Winning Multidisciplinary Designer & Creative

My career has spanned advertising, branding, interactive, and UI/UX, with major clients including Suzuki, Verizon, SanDisk, and Nokia.


I've helped hundreds of designers and creatives—from beginners developing their portfolios and getting started in the industry, to senior level designers and creatives leveling up their skills and doing their best work.


I believe leadership and management is it's own skill set, not just a senior position. I'm a proven leader with real management skills, including the boring stuff like schedules and performance reviews. I build happy, productive, empowered teams.

Some of the great brands I've worked on

Suzuki / SanDisk / Blue Cross Blue Shield / Nokia / ESPN / Sephora / Verizon / Shutterfly / Bank of America / McAfee / Skype / DocuSign / eBay / TechTV

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About Me

  • My now-mostly-abandoned food blog was once considered for a TV show
  • I have an irresponsible number of plants
  • One of my campaigns was the subject of a piece by Ed Helms on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Awards & Honors

  • ADDY / Webby / CLIO / D&AD / Effie / One Club / Adobe Creative Jam

What people say about me

Aww, thanks!

Associate Director, Visual Design
‘’I continue to marvel at the prowess with which she leads her team and inspires her students. It is rare to work with someone so invested in supporting her team to reach excellence.’’
Department Manager
‘’If you don't get along with Andrea, the problem is you.’’
Director, UX
Front-End Developer
‘’I improved so much as a designer because of this class. Your lectures about branding and modular design were very useful and forced me to think about design in whole new ways. I also appreciate that you always had a positive attitude. You were very encouraging to me!’’
Graduate Student, Interaction & UI/UX 
‘’The caliber of Andrea’s talent, integrity, and her decisive, collaborative style of leadership set her apart. Andrea demonstrated this in her one-on-ones with me, and in particular during the tumultuous reorganizations and rebranding of two departments. I saw Andrea receive feedback from affected stakeholders, and lead us with vision and heart to successfully increase revenue (I should know, I handled the numbers).

I have interviewed employee candidates with Andrea, whiteboarded deadlines, presented proposals, and listened to her give design feedback to colleagues and students alike. On all of these occasions, Andrea asked insightful questions, helped clarify goals, and bring out the best in those around her. Andrea is someone I am grateful to have led my team, and I continue to marvel at the depth of knowledge and industry experience across several disciplines: coding, branding, UX, and product design.

She is the kind of employee who, when the furniture hasn’t been delivered, puts her computer on a stool to get to work. She is the manager who fixes a problem when she sees it, even if it is simply repainting a room. She is the mentor who enables you to navigate challenges like career advancement, limited resources, tight deadlines, and team dynamics. Her positive attitude through shifting business priorities is a marvel.

If you have an opportunity to hire Andrea,  you should grab it.
Department Manager

Get in Touch

Email me directly at andrea@andreap.com

Or find me on LinkedIn