Hi, I’m Andy. As a Designer at Cantina, I bring more than six years of experience in UX, visual design and content strategy. I found Boston and its innovative tech scene after attending Northeastern University for my Bachelor’s degree (English and Communications). My focus has primarily been website redesigns through various agencies around Boston, but I also moved to the client side for a year, designing new experiences for an IP Management software platform called Anaqua.
I think the experience adds a unique perspective to my work for Cantina. Before joining the company I worked on several projects I’m very proud of: I created a portal for logged in Fidelity Investment customers from scratch that required hours of internal research, and I was part of the redesign team for MassTeacher.org, the teacher’s union of Massachusetts. Visit my website to see more of my work.
A few Cantinista’s and I are doing preliminary research to understand active shooter preparedness in schools and what could be done on the technology side to better prepare them.
The most innovative designers consciously reject the standard option box and cultivate an appetite for thinking wrong.
Other Fun Facts
I was born in Germany and lived there for about 3 months as a baby before taking my first airplane ride to the States. For my 18th birthday I went skydiving twice in a row because they forgot to film the first time. In everyday conversation, I’m your typical chatty Kathy. However, when I’m anxious or very excited, I have a stutter. I recently wrote an article about stuttering and the complexities it can cause within client services. I’m a big history nerd. One of the more exciting client services projects I’ve worked on was for the City of Cambridge Historical Society. I got to explore their office and help shed light on all the great work they do for the city!
ARTICLES BY Andy
Keeping Company Culture Alive in a Remote Time
How Cantina has adapted its weekly Hive Mind design meetings to run remotely and retain company culture during the pandemic.
Expert Generalists, and the Case for Outsourcing Product Management
Exceptional product managers have mastered the PM skillset and have deep domain knowledge. What should you do if you can’t hire one person who has both domain and PM expertise?
Coming Out at Work: Bravery Doesn't Come Easy
Coming out at work is not a one-time event in the lives of LGBTQ individuals and these six stories tell us why.