Gratitude is a great first word to start a blog post. Gratitude is what Andrew and I feel on this wild journey that is our art life. (Clarify: Our side business art life because...baby need new shoes. And insurance. Thank you, Auburn University full-time job).
Anyway, the journey has been exciting, and I hope that this becomes a space where we can divulge the ins and outs of our life in respect to Andrew Lee Design.
Truthfully, I miss my days of blogging. Years ago, when Andrew and I were first married, I blogged. It was the thing to do back in the good ol' days...of 2009. I still like to share our stories, and I have long taken on the role of "Whitney, the wife." (Alliteration gets me every time.) We were in Birmingham for the Southern Makers event last month and a customer asked if I were the artist. With a smirk, I replied, "No, m'am. I'm just Whitney, the wife." And so a phrase was born.
I'm thinking I should capitalize "Wife" from here on out...
So, as Whitney, The Wife, I want to contribute in the ways that I can. I hope to have a voice here, in addition to Andrew, The Artist. #alliteration. We also have a few ideas about some guest bloggers. I like the idea of relaying different perspectives and voices from the same origin: Andrew Lee Design.
We are genuinely grateful to you wonderful people reading, supporting, and spurring us on.
Having lived in Tennessee, South Carolina, and Louisiana after college, Andrew has planted roots back in his hometown of Auburn, Alabama with his beautiful wife, Whitney, and two sons, John Henry and Matthew.
Andrew is a graduate of Auburn University with a degree in industrial design and has worked in a wide range of industries and design capacities in product design, graphic design, advertising and marketing.
Andrew works full-time for Auburn University, primarily digital media in web, graphic design, marketing and online education. Outside of his role at Auburn is where he is able to unplug and focus on what has come to define the Andrew Lee Design brand: the fine art, the handcrafted design in printmaking, woodworking and leather work. It's a creative balancing act--utilize cutting edge technology to produce dynamic content for online learning, then switch to the tradition and pace of the handcrafted that endures generation after generation.