Andrea Pippins is a designer, illustrator, and educator who began harnessing her artistic talent into a BFA in graphic design and later earned her MFA at Temple University-Tyler School of Art.
While she teaches part-time as an assistant professor of art at Maryland Institute
College of Art, Andrea works as a freelance designer and illustrator (having designed for brands like Worth Global Style Network, Free People, Hallmark Cards and the National Museum of African American History and Culture) while producing content for her fashion, art and design blog, Fly. Andrea’s blog is a weekly resource to inspire young women to pursue their creative passions.
In November 2015 Andrea became an author with the release of her first book, I Love
My Hair, which is a coloring book featuring her illustrations celebrating various hairstyles and textures. Following the success of I Love My Hair, Andrea released Becoming Me in the fall of 2016. Becoming Me is an interactive journal and activity book filled with artistic prompts, coloring pages, and creative challenges, to encourage self-discovery and creative expression.
Andrea is currently based in D.C. and Stockholm.