Expert Graphic Designer with art direction experience
Andrea graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor's of Journalism with an emphasis in Magazine Design. She is currently working as the Art Director of Vital VOICE Magazine, located in St. Louis and Kansas City. Vital VOICE Magazine is the third oldest LGBT publication in the nation and reaches a print audience of over 25,000 monthly and digital audience of over 80,000 monthly.
She started with Vital VOICE in August 2012 as a Graphic Design Intern and gradually moved up to the position of Art Director. Her key skills include: magazine layouts, photo editing/retouching, vector illustration and event promotion. Andrea has also dabbled in creating designs for newspapers, websites and iPad applications. In addition to graphic and magazine design, she has a strong background in writing and copy editing. Some of her interview articles include comedian and talk show host Chelsea Handler, Glee's Alex Newell, X Factor winner and VMA's "Artist to Watch" Fifth Harmony, E's #RichKid Jonny Drubel, up-and-coming girl band G.R.L., and celebrity wedding planner David Tutera.
Although graphic design is her first passion, she also enjoys carpentry, country music, photography and anything involving beef or steak.
SPECIALTIES: Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator; Photo Retouching and Editing; Photography; Acrobat; CSS and HTML; Writing, Proofreading and Copy Editing (AP Style); Production Work, including Printer Preparation, Color Correction and Preflighting files; Branding and Identity; Information Graphics; Typography; Social Media Strategies & Marketing