About Andrei

Andrei is a Design Director with roots in brand visual design and advertising art direction. Currently working at Automattic and learning how to help people succeed through the power of open-source and ecommerce.

My appreciation for the power of advertising and creativity was born when the first McDonalds opened in Moscow in the 90's. My family and I waited for almost 5 hours in line for our first taste of the golden arches. We believed in the McDonalds brand. That, and Soviets never much minded waiting in line for stuff. 

Ever since, I've been chasing the American dream. As soon as I could, I moved to the States, studied design, and started making things. For the past decade, I’ve worked across a wide range of industries and clients in agency and in-house, with great mentors along the way, from a small business owner of a boutique agency to award-winning creative directors of large agency networks. I try and create work that makes people feel and gets people talking.

When I'm not sitting behind my computer you'll find me experimenting in the kitchen, filming skiing videos, and diving into DIY creative projects.

Design Director • Automattic
2018 - Current, Chicago

Adjunct Design Instructor • Portland Community College
2018 - 2020, Portland

Senior Designer • Cramer-Krasselt
2015 - 2017, Chicago

Senior Art Director • Epsilon
2013 - 2015, Chicago

Art Director • Laughlin Constable
2011 - 2013, Chicago

Art Director • Company B
2007 - 2010, Milwaukee

SaaS • WordPress.com, WooCommerce.com
Alcohol • Corona Extra, Yes Vodka
CPG • GSK, Nicorette & Nicoderm CQ, Johnson&Johnson
Hospitality • Iron Horse Hotel, Betsy Hotel, Moonrise Hotel
Healthcare • Cadence Healthcare, Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare
Auto • Porsche, Firestone Auto, Sears Auto
AG • Pfizer, Smithfield, Alpharma, United Soybean Board, Cotton USA
ORG • Alzheimer Association, United Performing Arts Fund