Faculty Spotlight: Andrea Glover
Andrea Glover is the curriculum coordinator and an assistant professor of graphic design. She has worked in the field of graphic design for over 15 years, and has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from the University of South Carolina as well as a Master of Fine Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Check out Glover’s work at andreaglover.com.
The reward in art and teaching
By Andrea Glover
As a child, I was always drawn to being artistic and creating things. There is so much joy with being creative and using one’s imagination. I’ve always seen the world from an artistic perspective. When I look around, I see beautiful colors, lines, shapes, and textures. There is also inspiration everywhere in nature. God gives us so much to be inspired by. I have always felt like art makes the world interesting, and it’s in our everyday lives.
Because of my love of art, I initially wanted to go into advertising, but then I stumbled upon graphic design when I took a college graphic design course while working toward my degree at the University of South Carolina. I enjoyed the class so much that I decided to pursue it further. After receiving my Master of Fine Arts degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design, I worked in the field as a full-time graphic designer and art director. I loved every bit of it. In addition to designing full time, I also did freelance graphic design work. After a while and after much prayer, I felt that God wanted me to take my experience and knowledge to help others. I ended up working at Trident Tech as an adjunct instructor and had a ball teaching about my passion.
A full-time position opened up at CSU, and well the rest is history. It is rewarding to see students grow and develop their art and design skills. Just like I was that college student that took that one graphic design course that piqued my interest, I thought maybe I could be that professor that opens the eyes of other students to the world of art and design. I love telling others about our incredibly talented students and alumni. Our students earn a design degree in a Christian environment. They are professional and well-rounded and it’s always wonderful to see them do what God has called them to do.
Currently, along with teaching, I run a small business called Letter Décor where I created custom hand lettered artwork. I also continue to do graphic design freelance work.