The world is full of graphic designers. And technically Andrea is one of them. But she takes my 50% ideas and adds the other 50%. That's why clients love my case statements. That's why thousands of people have downloaded my 20 Questions e-book, because she brought it to life. You need a visual storyteller as well as a writer. Andrea is my visual storyteller. She's easily the most interesting graphic designer I've ever worked with. There's magic in her.
Tom Ahern, fundraising copywriter, author, speaker internationally. “Tom Ahern is one of the country’s most sought-after creators of fund-raising messages.”– The New York Times
Andrea quickly proved that she was a capable and strong partner on this issue of Packard Children's News. The topic itself (teen mental health) was difficult, but she contributed great ideas to find the right look and she pulled everything together beautifully. In some ways, this issue felt way easier than others! I really really appreciated everything she brought to this project.
Jennifer Yuan, Director, Development Communications Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health at Stanford University, CA
Andrea, thanks a million for all your work on our beautiful campaign micro-site ... actually thanks $200 million!!
Chris Woodford, Middlesex School campaign coordinator, MA
Andrea's unique value is as a thought partner who is skilled at listening for the story that other designers miss in their focus on making things "look cool." Not that her work isn't beautiful — she has an elegant, sophisticated style — but she's a great team player who works to reflect the story a client is trying to tell and keeps the conversation clear and approachable. Every project we've worked on feels custom, but not intimidating or overdone. Andrea's experience and ability to explain design decisions to civilians (and get them to go along with her; see the St. Mary's logo) is the reason she keeps so busy.
Leanne Kleinmann, principal, Leanne Kleinmann Communications, Memphis, TN
The beautiful materials that you and Leanne created for us are a significant part of making this campaign a success. The case statement, in particular, has been very effective in telling our story, taking the goal of our Capital Campaign beyond the numbers.
Elizabeth O’Sullivan, Communications Coordinator, Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, New York City
The case statement is being extremely well received in the field! It's fabulous how well it works with our existing materials. Our stakeholders are very happy to have it in their hands for discussions with donors.
Lisa O'Sullivan, PhD, Vice President and Director of the Library and Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health, New York Academy of Medicine
Words cannot express how excited our community is about the new admission materials. Everyone — from our Trustees to our parents to our Faculty and Staff — is energized and proud of these new materials. As our Board Chair, Caryn McNeill said last night: “We’ve never had more compelling, more beautiful, more appropriate materials for our school.”
Jennifer Marchi, Director of Marketing and Communications, Ravenscroft School, Raleigh, NC