My name is Andrea Cook.
I am a changeologist who believes that today's technology is impacting and changing us as humans, businesses and communities at an exponential rate.
Today's digital era is causing a lot of fear and anxiety. We feel a lack of control as we drown in a techno-sea of new updates, apps and gadgets. Our world is connected, yet disconnected causing new abilities, and disabilities to communicate, learn and grow. Technology has taken root and like nature it transforms us, disrupting our daily lives and our dreams of what we have planned for our future.
Change and technology creates a powerful, life-changing force that can enrich and enhance our lives improving our health and providing great conveniences. It can also disrupt our lifestyles, careers and community, creating confusion and grief. As technology evolves and alters our lives and the traditions we've followed for generations, humans must render to the shift without losing sight of their identities, values and purpose. My hope is to create imagery that will inspire people to better understand the changes impacting our lives, especially as we adapt, grow and innovate.
My art unravels how the connection of technology and humanity is evolving. Much of my inspiration comes from my professional journey and personal experiences as a career driven woman. Through my paintings, drawings and photography, I share visual stories through a variety of work and styles, all based on changeology. Some of my favorite collections are Human Tech, Stroll With Me, Time Travel and Robot Shacks.
Born and raised in the midwest and now residing in New York City, my career track began during college at Purdue University where I earned a freelance project that led to being a published illustrator for a children's book. My first post graduate job was a designer at Skidmore Owings & Merrill, an architectural firm in Chicago. While designing solutions for clients through way-finding programs, branding standards and campaign strategies, I found that the creative process was where I thrived.
Always seeking to satisfy my craving for creativity, I ventured on my own path. Launching a boutique communications agency, a cowork space and a few start-ups, I tried to nurture my internal creative fire.
However, in 2014, I relinquished control of who I thought I should be and I realized my true inner passion, purpose and identity as an artist. I do not consider myself a traditional artist. I am a changeologist.
It is my desire to inspire you through my art and visual storytelling. Want to join me in the journey? I love to share on instagram and facebook and welcome you to join me as I explore new designs, new messages, new creative ventures as a changeologist, artist and visual storyteller.
Stroll with me,