Member profile: Andrea McArthur, Graphic Designer

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What is your professional or training background?

Queensland College of Art (Griffith University), Bachelor of Design Studies – Graphic Design Shillington College Lecturer (Cert 4) – Graphic Design (since 2009)

What do you make, create or do?

I believe in creating ideas driven visual solutions that are both beautiful and appropriate. Designs which add value to clients businesses in order to best achieve their vision. Working across all aspects of graphic design specialising in identity development, through to corporate communication, web design, eNewsletters, publication design and art direction.

What other creative areas would you like to explore as a side-project to your current work, or move into full-time?

A sideline passion for me is stationery, I would love to create a range of well designed products. Currently I am freelancing full-time and would like to focus on working with and building my client base.

What skills do you have that help you run your business, or what skills would you like to develop?

I have been designing for 13 years and have a wealth of design experience that I can bring to projects and problem solving skills allowing me to think outside the box. I would like to develop my digital front end design skills a little further.

List five people, businesses or websites/blogs that keep you motivated and inspired, and why?

www. – An online store full of stationery goodness, so you can see what's happening in Paperie. – An amazing branding company who upload edited videos of their process and thinking. – Brand Intelligence Group with some really different design outcomes. – For all round good design fun.

Of course the – for lots of interesting reads and networking.