Meet Andrea, our Art Director here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop! Andrea recently completed 20 years of employment, thank you Andrea for all your hard work!
When did you start?
What are you doing on a daily basis at Sturbridge? I work on the design and production of the catalog. It starts with creating preliminary draft pages in Adobe InDesign and then preparing for the photo shoots. My goal is to make sure the products we sell will look beautiful, be true to our brand and are shown clearly to our customers. It’s a lot of back and forth between other employees (buyers, managers, customer service reps, photographer, copywriter etc.) before sending the completed catalog off to press. I also am involved with creating print advertisements, some clearance flyers, the SYW Christmas card and other smaller design projects.
What do you most enjoy about working at SYW? The different aspects of the job. When I’m not in my office working on the catalog, some days I’m in the photography studio or on location. Other days I might work with Linda, our Catalog Buyer, and brainstorm the best ways to present our products in the catalog.
Do you have Sturbridge Yankee Workshop items in your home?
Yes, a few. But my favorite is probably the Apothecary Quilt in white!
What do you like about living here in Maine?
The change of the seasons, I love when there’s snow on the ground.
In your opinion, what makes a home a ‘home’ ? I live in an old house built in 1883, that always has things to work on. I love working on the house and enjoy living with the end result. Also my 11 year old daughter and pets keep me busy: Sally, my dog (who actually can be seen above on our Family Rug!) and a cat named Freddy.
We couldn’t do it with out you Andrea, thanks for the interview!