Until February 2010, Andrea was Senior Lecturer in Design at the Waikato Institute of Technology in Hamilton, New Zealand. A print-trained graphic designer from a small Midwestern American town, for the past 6 years, until February 2010, she worked as Senior Lecturer in Design at the School of Media Arts at the Waikato Institute of Technology in Hamilton, New Zealand. The continued theme most often at work in her own projects is ‘text’. She explores how text can operate as both vehicle and visual and how it can perpetuate or offer suggestions of meaning.
While at the School of Media Arts she was involved in numerous research initiatives, exhibitions and arts-related projects as well as being coordinator for the graphic design programme. At MDA, she is involved in the research project UseWell and teaching on the bridging pre-Masters programme.