Andrea Small

design strategist + educator

I am a design strategist who designs brands, products, and experiences to help startups, Fortune 500 companies, and non-profits take huge leaps forward. I have the empathy of a researcher, but I care about design down to the pixel or part-line.

Awards

2017

T3 Tech Awards, Best Connected Eco/Energy Product: Hive Active Heating Thermostat 

2016

 Clio Awards

  • Grand Clio, Product Design: Herman Miller PUBLIC Office Landscape

  • Bronze, Product Design: Hive Active Heating Thermostat

Core77 Design Awards, Runner Up, Design Education Initiatives: d.school Design Muscles 

Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards

  • Finalist, Social Good: SPRING Accelerator

  • Honorable Mention, Product: Hive Active Heating Thermostat 

IDSA International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA), Bronze, Product Design: Hive Active Heating Thermostat

International Design Awards, Silver: Hive Active Heating Thermostat

 Cause Design, Gold: SPRING Accelerator

 Mobile Choice Awards, Connected Gadget of the Year: Hive Active Heating Thermostat

 2015

Fast Company Innovation by Design

  • Finalist, Product: Herman Miller PUBLIC Office Landscape

  • Honorable Mention, Product: Hive Active Heating Thermostat

Spark!

  • Gold: Herman Miller PUBLIC Office Landscape

  • Silver: Landscape Forms MultipliCITY

  • Silver: Briggo Coffee Haus

iF Award, Herman Miller PUBLIC Office Landscape

IDSA International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA)

  • Gold, Outdoor & Garden: Landscape Forms MultipliCITY

  • Finalist, Office: Herman Miller PUBLIC Office Landscape

International Design Awards (IDA)

Silver in Sustainable Living: Landscape Forms MultipliCITY

Bronze in Outdoor Furniture: Landscape Forms MultipliCITY

Red Dot Awards, Product Design: Landscape Forms MultipliCITY

Green GOOD DESIGN™ Award, Landscape Forms MultipliCITY

2014

Spark Awards

Core77 Design Awards 2014

IDSA International Design Excellence Awards

  • Bronze, Strategy: Herman Miller PUBLIC Office Landscape

  • Finalist, Office and Productivity: Herman Miller PUBLIC Office Landscape

  • Finalist, Entertainment: Fanhattan FanTV

  • Finalist, Strategy: Briggo Coffee Haus

  • Finalist, Digital Design: Briggo Coffee Haus

  • Finalist, Environments: Briggo Coffee Haus

2013

IDSA International Design Excellence Awards

  • Design Strategy, Bronze Winner, Nivea Brand Strategy

  • Logo, Silver Winner, Nivea Logo Design

  • Design Strategy, Finalist, Local Bicycle Strategy

Green GOOD Design Awards, LOCAL Bicycle


Conference and Lectures

d.school Gender and Tech, guest critic, (Stanford, May 2019)

AIGA Y24 Conference, speaker (San Diego, February 2019)

IIDA Spring Forum, Panelist “Design for Empowerment” (Santa Rosa, May 2017)

IDSA Design + Women Conference, speaker, “Untold Stories of Women in Design” (San Diego, May 2017)

DF Innovation Workshop Series Guest Lecture (Mexico City, February 2016)

Miami University, Capstone Creativity Consulting Class Guest Lecture (San Francisco, January 2016)

Innovators' Day Conference Guest Lecture  (Warsaw, Poland, May 2015)

CEDIM Innovation Series Guest Lecture (Monterrey, Mexico, February 2015)

California College of the Arts DMBA Innovation Studio Guest Lecture (San Francisco, October 2014)

CEDIM Innovation Series Guest Lecture (Monterrey, Mexico, June 2014)

California College of the Arts DMBA Innovation Studio Guest Lecture (San Francisco, October 2013)

University of Washington Master's of Architecture Thesis Guest Critic (Seattle, May 2009)

Cisco: Women in Technology Lecture Series Guest Lecturer (Seattle, December 2009)


Patents

I can't share most of my work and process publicly. Care to learn more? Check out my work that's public on my recognition page, or email me to grab a coffee and chat!