I work with writers and strategic thinkers to understand the essence of each client’s mission. Together we illustrate what you do through a seamless combination of storytelling, imagery, type and color.
I am an art director and graphic designer living on the shoreline of Connecticut, half way between New York City and Boston. Before launching Andrea Hopkins Design in 2014, I was the art director at Cheney & Company for fourteen years where my work won numerous awards from Graphic Design USA, CASE, the Connecticut Art Directors Club, PRSA, Admissions Marketing Report and the Society of Marketing Professionals.
Prior to moving to Connecticut, I was a designer at Windsor Street Design Associates of Rochester, NY, where my clients included Xerox, Kodak and IEEE. I also worked as a technical illustrator with Product Launch Solutions (clients including HP, Xerox and Bausch & Lomb) and as a draftsman/CAD operator for Holotek, both in Rochester.
I studied English and music at New York University and drafting and design in Rochester. In addition, I undertook a two-year independent study project focusing on textile arts in Native American cultures from Mexico to Bolivia. Upon my return from Latin America I settled in northern California where I began a business selling handwoven textiles — Wilderness Road Weavers — with wholesale and retail accounts in California, the Pacific northwest, Hawaii and New York City.
I am happy to be living in the woods in Connecticut where I currently serve on the boards of the Madison Land Conservation Trust and the Rockland Preserve. In our free time, my husband and I enjoy hiking near our cabin in the Green Mountains along the border between Vermont and Massachusetts.
PHOTO: Wilderness Road, by Laura Stephenson