Andrea Schmitz is a motion graphics designer, animator, writer, and sound designer, though she mostly works as the first two. Andrea often researches current animated shows at her work desk and creates artistic works based on wordplay only she finds funny. Professionally, she has a background in designing and animating infographics as well as creating vector art for standardized tests. Andrea is from Little Rock, Arkansas and currently lives in New York City.
Andrea’s mentor is Nick Cross.
The Cat Burglar
A humble Burglar’s routine robbery goes awry when he is forced to steal a cat along with his prize. But when the cat worms its way into the Burglar’s heart, he finds it hard to return to his lonely life without it. MFA Visual Narrative, SVA, Spring 2015
The Boiling Point
Karl, the captain of a flying ship, holds mob boss “The Lobster” at gunpoint, demanding his long overdue payment. The pressure mounts as his desperation increases and a storm finally catches up to him. MFA Visual Narrative, SVA, Summer 2014,
Project Video password: lobstermobster
Citizen Primer: Deficits and the National Debt
I designed and animated this animated infographic for Citizen Primer. Citizen Primer is a series of short videos explaining government functions that are poorly understood by the public. Northwestern University, Spring 2014
3rd Stanza, "The Raven"
Part of a series of illustrations for each stanza of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven.” MFA Visual Narrative, SVA, Fall 2014
A black and white drawing representing curiosity. MFA Visual Narrative, SVA, Summer 2014