Name: Andrea Coates 

Position: Graphic Designer 

Bio: Andrea Coates serves at the graphic designer for University City Children’s Center and LUME Institute. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in strategic communications/fine art studio and a Master of Fine Arts.  Andrea has been a graphic designer for the past 9 years and a practicing studio artist for 6 years. The majority of her professional experience has been in the nonprofit professional field. “I grew up with the belief that we have a responsibility to help each other serve to the betterment of our communities. I want my work to play a role in making society better. If I can do that through art and design then I’m putting my skills to a higher purpose.” When she isn’t practicing her art, Andrea is hiking and biking, spending time in nature, and listening to good music.