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Liz Andrade

Designer of print & web. Internet nerd and crazy cat lady.

Location
Greater Seattle Area
Industry
Graphic Design
Current
  1. Pagebreak Podcast,
  2. CMD+Shift Design
Previous
  1. Columbia Hospitality,
  2. Brand Envy by Lost Luggage
Education
  1. School of Visual Concepts
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Websites
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Pagebreak Podcast

Pagebreak Podcast

Co-Host

– Present

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Background

Experience

Co-Host

Pagebreak Podcast
– Present (4 years 4 months)

PageBreak is a design, business and marketing-themed book club and podcast, started by Liz Andrade and Niki Brown. The main goal of the club is to build a strong online community of designers, developers, freelancer (like ourselves) and to discuss and enjoy books about the stuff we love to do!

Print & Web Designer, Owner.

CMD+Shift Design
– Present (6 years 11 months)

I own and operate a one woman design studio, i specialize in web design for sites powered by Wordpress, logo designs and being a decent lady to do business with :)

Content Manager

Columbia Hospitality
(1 year 4 months)

Maintained content updates for Columbia Hospitality websites, over 14 sites for various Hotels, Inns, Spas, Resorts, and Conference centers throughout the Northwest and California Valley.

Graphic Designer

Brand Envy by Lost Luggage
(3 years 3 months)

Brand Envy is a full-service design firm in Seattle, WA. Where I worked closely with the firms Art Director/Owner on print and web design solutions for commercial photographers, restaurants and biotech agencies. During my years at Brand Envy I also designed for our various in-house brands, (Lost Luggage, Case Envy, Taste Envy) including marketing materials, web solutions & marketing, trade show displays and product packaging.

Skills

  • Web Design
  • Branding & Identity
  • Information Architecture
  • Typography
  • CMS
  • Web Marketing
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Wordpress
  • User Interface Design
  • Email Marketing
  • Front-end
  • Photography
  • Google Analytics
  • Advertising
  • Social Media
  • Graphic Design
  • WordPress
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Summary

I own and operate CMD+Shift Design, a Seattle based, one-woman web design studio. From concept to launch, I integrate my clients' needs with high-quality, cutting-edge development and creative innovation.

Specialties:custom web site design, content management systems, search engine optimization, information architecture, valid css/xhtml, typography, branding and identity, e-marketing,

Education

School of Visual Concepts

Flash & ActionScript

Northwest College of Art

BFA, Fine Art & Graphic Design

Honors & Awards

Designs Featured in...

• Web Design Booth
• Design Cubicle
• CSS Mania
• DesignMag
• Smashing Magazine
• We Love Wordpress

Designs Published in...
• The Best of Business Card Design 9 (Rockport Publishers)

Interviews and Features...
• "Web 2.0 Careers: Making Money by the Click" (Yahoo! Hot Jobs Blog)
• "Flying solo: To succeed, self-employed need to take care of business" (NWJobs)
• "Going Freelance: The Pros & Cons With “Top Web Designers” (Noupe)
• "10 Questions with Liz From CMD+Shift+Design" (DesignOBlog)
• "Clients From Heaven, Clients From Hell" (DesignOBlog)
• "Interview with Liz Andrade" (GeekTalk)
• "Behind The Avatar #3: Liz Andrade of CMD+Shift Design" (bkmacdaddy.com)
• "40 Amazing Female Role Models for Web Designers" (Line 25)
• "A Short Conversation With Liz Andrade of CMD+Shift Design" (They Call Me Marty Blog)

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