illustrate | interact | innovate
Andrea Hempstead explores the intersection of visual signifiers, language, and interpretation. She creates audience experiences that invite connection, engagement, and reaction by provoking physical, emotional, and cerebral interactions. Her paper sculptures, pop-ups, posters, motion, and digital interactive works can be personal or political.
Hempstead received her B.S. in Graphic Design from North Carolina State University School of Design, her M.B.A. from LeMoyne College, and her M.F.A. from Marywood University. In 2018, she joined the faculty at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi as an Assistant Professor of Art – Graphic Design, where she delights in helping the next generation achieve their graphic design dreams. Prior to joining TAMU-CC, she served as a Visiting Instructor at Cazenovia College.
Before joining academia, Hempstead worked in industry to produce creative works that included web design and graphics, branding, advertising, and publication design. Currently, she enjoys working with non-profits and taking on projects "for the greater good."