About Me

Andy Sides

Graphic Designer & Nerd

I was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and lived there until I was 18. After graduating high school, I moved to Washington D.C. to attend American University, where I graduated with a degree in Graphic Design and a minor in Communications. Today, I work as a User Experience and User Interface Designer at a small, but innovative studio, Avendi.

Amongst many interests, I consider myself a BBQ enthusiast, avid movie watcher, sci-fi nerd, beer lover, National Park explorer, and passionate soccer fan. In my free time, I enjoy brewing beer, indulging in new bars/restaurants, watching Ken Burns documentaries, taking photos with my friends on our adventures, and binge watching shows on Netflix.

What I Offer

Including but not limited to...

BRANDING


SEO OPTIMIZING


WEB DESIGN


FRONT-END DEVELOPMENT


PRINT DESIGN


PHOTOGRAPHY


CONCEPTING


MOTION GRAPHICS


My Philosophy

Critique, Suggest, Go Beyond, and Don’t Stop.

I will react, revise, and judge my own work.
I will create concepts and have a concept everytime.
More isn’t better; negative space isn’t bad.
Look at good design, and determine what makes it work.
Detach yourself if it’s not working. Don’t force a new concept.
Everything should have a purpose. Ensure every element supports and enhances the concept.
Everything should be a part of the heirarchy.
Make every effort count.
Bring passion to the work.

Thank you to Kate Resnick, the wonderful professor who taught me how to approach my work with the right mindset.