About Andrea

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Andrea (she/her) is an American designer, speaker, and writer interested in systems, complexity, decoloniality, and learning. Her career has centered around the interactions between humans and technology, as well as the role of reflective practices in organizational design and development.

Andrea is currently an executive coach at method & matter, as well as Vice President of the Interaction Design Association, serving on the organization's Global Board of Directors. Previously she served as the Vice President of Product & Design at Movable Ink where she helped craft product strategy, innovation, creative direction, and development. Andrea holds an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management where she concentrated on enhancing mutual intelligibility between the realms of design and business, a BA in Technocultural Studies from Oberlin College, and is a certified Integral Coach through New Ventures West.

Prior to Movable Ink she was the Chief Design Officer at SimpleReach, a local leader for both the Vancouver and New York branches of the Interaction Design Association, and the Creative Director of NabeWise, a neighborhood-centric start-up acquired by Airbnb in 2012.

Why method & matter?

I am passionate about working with people who are committed to creative ways of leading (and living) in this volatile and uncertain world. People who know there are better ways, who are bravely leading in the face of adversity, whose unique leadership archetype is desperately needed in this world. People who are determined to build a better future, who have hope, who refuse to give up. People who sense that their own transformation is the key to unlocking their wildest dreams, their teams, their companies, and their world.

I believe that personal transformation is the foundation for meaningful change. By starting with ourselves we can examine ingrained patterns of communicating, responding, and collaborating. As we start to understand and shift our patterns we experience new possibilities for how we show up, and in these possibilities are the seeds of larger change.


BA, Oberlin College

Technocultural Studies

MBA, Case Western Reserve University

Intentional Change Theory, Appreciative Inquiry, Organizational Design

Integral Coach, New Ventures West

Certified September, 2019

Enneagram Fundamentals, Enneagram Institute

Fundamentals of the Riso-Hudson Enneagram w/Russ Hudson, 2019

Racial Healing & Anti-Bias Training, Racial Healing Allies

Mindful Allyship: An Intro Course for Heart-felt Racial Healing w/Tovi Scruggs-Hussein, 2020