My name is Andrea, and I'm a 2D motion graphics designer and short-form animation director from Little Rock, Arkansas, currently working in NYC. I’m a storyteller at heart, with an MFA in Visual Narrative and four short narrative animations to my name. I’ve created animated explainers and character animation for clients such as Vulture, The Cut, New York Magazine, and I am currently working at Business Insider on explainers for their Science Insider channel. I enjoy writing, character rigging and animation, creating narrative animated shorts, and animating gifs. 

I also host an annual animation anthology called Things Took a Turn, which pushes female, non-binary, and trans artists to create original short animations by flipping familiar narratives. See the 2019 anthology Things Took a Turn: In the Beginning, which flips myths and legends!

Hit me up at andreaschmitz06@gmail.com for collaborations and questions!