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Andrea Smith

Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, Andrea moved to the Lowcountry in 2010 and resides in Bluffton, SC with her husband and two rescue pups.

Covering a wide range of artistic endeavors through formal training, Andrea started painting at the age of five and graduated with a BFA in Visual Communication from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. There, she took the opportunity to do foundational work in all mediums, but found the most joy in her work outside the classroom with abstract acrylics.

After 16+ years of professional design and marketing experience, Andrea left the corporate world to launch her own business, 7th & Palm, in 2015. Working full-time as an artist, freelance graphic designer, and owner of the paper goods product line 7th & Palm, she showcases her art and illustration work through eco-friendly greeting cards, painted canvas, leather goods, gift items, and more. Her current abstract work in acrylics and mixed media is influenced by a history and practice of drawing, photography, sculpture, metalwork, and various painting mediums including watercolors, oils, and acrylics.

Surrounded by the natural beauty of the coast, her current work with acrylics pulls from deep emotion, a love of the water, playful texture and pattern, and is featured in collections around the country including New York, Chicago, Atlanta, and beyond. Andrea is also an exhibiting artist at the Art League of Hilton Head and participates in local markets, pop-ups, and art shows around the Lowcountry regularly.

View more of Andrea’s work at 7thandpalm.com.

TESTIMONIALS

“Andrea is an extremely creative, detail-oriented, and talented designer. She thrives in both self-directed and team situations, and she’s able to think both strategically and execute tactically. I’ve found that combination to be rare in designers, and it makes her a tremendous asset at a time when print and digital design are colliding.”
– Jeffrey K. Rohrs, Chief Marketing Officer, Yext

“Her amazing design abilities and keen eye for up-and-coming trends are only matched by her great project and task management.”
– Holly Rushton, Manager, Salesforce Industries

“More than just a graphic designer, she brings a unique blend of skills to the table — she is simultaneously creative and process-oriented, efficient, innovative, and unfailingly positive. No matter how much I ask of her, she always manages to deliver more than expected.” 
– Jennifer Ribble, Senior Manager, Content Marketing & PR, Return Path

”Andrea demonstrates not only exemplary design skills, but also a sharp understanding of the content creation process.”
– Lindsay Siovaila, Lead Solutions Developer, Solutions Engineering R+D, Salesforce

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