Andrea Smith

Andrea Smith


  • Diverse experience in art direction, design, print production, project management, event planning, social media and implementing marketing strategies
  • Highly organized, independent and efficient; able to effectively prioritize tasks to accomplish projects with timeliness and creativity
  • Experienced working within budgets in a timely and efficient manner
  • Strong written and verbal skills including proofreading and editing
  • Maintain positive relationships with business and vendor communities
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver,) Microsoft Office and Lotus Notes.
  • Flexible, resourceful and proactive; able to quickly adapt to fast-paced environments
  • Able to acquire skills quickly and successfully take on new challenges
  • Skilled at balancing multiple tasks to complete projects within deadlines while working effectively under pressure


Gwynn Goodner- Managing Art Director, Portal Publications  (managed you)

“Andrea is a fantastic worker who brings creativity, business savvy and an impeccable work ethic to the job. I enjoyed working with her for over ten years and know she would be an asset to any company.” February 5, 2009

Michael Rogers- Marketing and Catalog Manager, Portal Publications 

“I had the opportunity to work with Andrea for over 17 years at Portal Publications. She is a creative, detail oriented individual with a strong work ethic. She works great in a team but also is excellent in managing her role alone. Andrea is a team player and offers excellent communcation skills and create ideas and soultions to challenging situations. Andrea would be an assest to any company large or small in the capacity of a Sr. Graphic Designer or Sr. Art Director. Don't miss out of the opporutnity to work with Andrea!”  February 5, 2009

Susan Arnot- Art Director, Portal Publications

“Andrea is one of the best Art Directors with whom I have had the pleasure of working with. She and I were in the same group at an Art Publishing company and I found her ability to grasp trends, communicate with colleagues and overall attitude towards work to be of a very high caliber and found her to be very positive, pleasant and professional. I would be happy to work with her again in any capacity. She was such a great team player while still managing the work flow and deadlines with ease and grace.”  February 4, 2009

Lisa Partricio- Senior Graphic Designer, Portal Publications 

“Andrea is great to work with. She is organized, has a great eye for color and style and gives very clear direction to all her creative projects. I loved working with her.”  February 13, 2009

Inka Traktman- Senior Product Manager, Portal Publications

“I worked with Andrea for four years and really enjoyed Andrea’s creative, yet down to earth approach. You could rely on her to create innovative designs, explore new approaches and fresh ideas. She always understood the big picture and how to achieve the goals we set out for - creative or financial. She never shied away from going the extra step to create a fabulous line, new product format or effective sales tools. Additionally, she is a great team player!”  February 4, 2009

Kelly Loring- Product Manager, Innovative Art

“Andrea is a creative and versatile art director who effectively works within the parameters provided to develop a top quality product that fulfills the needs of the customer.”  February 5, 2009

Work History

Work History
Nov 2009 - Present

Marketing and Community Team Leader

Whole Foods Market
  • Manage team of designers, create marketing collateral, schedule and execute events, community outreach including schools, non-profits and local businesses
  • Oversee store level merchandising, maintain brand standards, social media, local advertising and promotions.
  • Manage store marketing budgets and donation process, measure, evaluate and analyze programs as needed.
  • Implement and manage national, regional and store marketing, PR point person for Marin Metro
Feb 1990 - Dec 2008

Senior Art Director, Senior Graphic Designer, Project and Production Manager

Portal Publications Ltd.
  • Manage and direct artists, designers and photographers on all phases of projects both in-house and freelance including packaging, catalogs and point of puchase
  • Extensive experience in all aspects of print and publishing including press checks and color correction
  • Specialize in design and art direction for print products, project management, photoshoots, brand management, product development, negotiate and schedule projects with printers
  • Negotiate contracts adhering to department budgets



Santa Rosa Junior College

City University of New York-Queens College