Andy Schwanbeck, MFA

Visual Communication Designer

Andy’s wide-ranging education background has enabled him to have a diverse career in design. In his ten-year career he has worked in a variety of design disciplines. Upon earning his degree in industrial design, he began his professional experience as a product designer for a small firm in Lyon, France. His ongoing interest in graphic design led him to his career in environmental graphic design. Most recently, he earned his MFA in Visual Communication Design from Kent State University. His current work has taken on a strategic research-based approach where he explores the role of design to solve various social issues.

Andy has served as an adjunct faculty member for American University and Kent State University and as an Assistant Professor of Media Art + Design at Westminster College. Currently he is an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at La Roche College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

In addition, Andy also enjoys success as a co-owner of a small letterpress printing business, Big Press Little Press. He is a member of SEGD and AIGA. Outside of his professional practice, he also enjoys pin-striping and hand-lettering.