Author and Illustrator
Join Andrea Pippins, illustrator and author, as she shares her passion for creating images that reflect what she wants to see in art, media, and design.
Technical Level: General Audience
Category: Thought Leadership
Track: Illustration and Digital Painting
Bowie, Maryland, native Andrea Pippins studied at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, where she earned a B.F.A. in graphic design. She began her career as a graphic designer working for Hallmark Cards before transitioning to illustration work for cable television networks TVLand/Nick@Nite.
After earning her M.F.A. at Temple, Pippins taught graphic design at both Stevenson University and the Maryland Institute College of Art. Since then, she has been working as an illustrator on projects for clients, including Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, The New York Times, and USPS.
Pippins has also authored and illustrated several books, among them are I Love My Hair, a coloring book celebrating a variety of hairstyles and textures; Becoming Me, an interactive journal for young women of color; and We Inspire Me, a collection of essays and ideas to inspire the cultivation of a creative community.
With a celebratory and bold visual style that utilizes vivid color, Pippins uses her work to propel her mission of empowering women and girls through creative expression.
When she’s not working, Pippins enjoys writing, cooking, dancing Samba, and reading with her son and daughter. She lives in Stockholm, Sweden.
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