Following a one year foundation course in Art and Design at Oxford Brookes University, Andrea obtained a Bachelor of Arts( Hons) Degree in Graphic Design and Illustration from Kingston University in the UK. On moving to Canada in 1991 Andrea continued to work as a freelance designer and illustrator.
Whilst working for design studios in London ( UK) and Toronto her clients have included The Four Seasons Hotel group, Marks and Spencer, Safeway PLC and Second Cup . Andrea's work has been published in magazines such as Canadian House and Home, Harrowsmith, CottageLife, Toronto Life, Chatelaine and EnRoute magazine . Andrea has also done work for a number of charitable organisations.
In 2011, the desire to push her work in a new direction resulted in a return to art college to study textiles at Sheridan College in Oakville. Andrea was the recipient of the 'Silent Night Award' as a student of excellence in her second year. Upon graduating in April 2014Andrea was awarded the William and Mary Corcoran award as a student of excellence and ‘Best in Show’ at the Sheridan Faculty of Craft and Design Graduate exhibition. In June 2014 Andrea travelled to the USA to receive a First place award for textile print design from the International Textile Market Association. Andrea is now a member of the Contemporary Textile Co-operative in Toronto, Canada. She focuses on fabric design for the interior and fashion market whilst promoting her surface designs and continuing in her own studio practice.