Andrea holds an Associate Degree of Interior Architecture and Design from Academy of Art University in San Francisco and a Bachelor of Interior Design from Ryerson University in Toronto. She spent the last two years working at Quadrangle Architects on an award-winning team collaborating with high-profile clients in media, hospitality, and retail within the sector of branded environments.
Andrea believes that a hands-on approach to design is the first step of any project. A kinetic process connects the designer to the end-user by distilling to the simplest ideas. Effective design needs an equal footing of business and design sense. Her thesis focuses on the impact that Social Design can have on eco-agriculture initiatives. I have explored the role of designer as facilitator, designed systems and structures to better communicate business ideas, and also created multidimensional products.