“Grit is the stubborn refusal to quit.” — Jonah Lehrer

Avatar Andrea Overstreet, Creative Director

Andrea fell into advertising by accident when she helped a college friend with a project. She decided to take one course and see what it was all about, then fell in love with the field and never looked back. Andrea joins Designsensory with more than 14 years of experience, working with JWT and Wunderman Thompson on brands as varied as the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Jiffy Lube.

Although she’s new to Knoxville, Andrea has been active in other cities in mentoring and internship programs to help young creatives grow their skills. She came to Designsensory for the quality of the work and, more importantly, for the people here.

After hours, Andrea keeps the creative juices flowing with hours of baking and cooking. In fact, she had her own ice cream company for a few years, working as an art director during the day, making ice cream at night, and selling it out of a cart. She’s also an avid photographer and loves catching people in natural moments. Travel is another favorite activity, learning about new cultures and exploring new places, whether they’re an hour away or across the country.

Andrea studied journalism and mass communication at the University of South Carolina, and art direction at The Creative Circus.

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