Assistant Teaching Professor
PhD in Transition Design
Andrew is Assistant Teaching Professor at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Design, where he teaches interaction for digital systems, prototyping, design fundamentals, visual communication, design systems, and designing for collaboration. He is also an independent designer focused on design and organizational strategy, user experience, user interface, and branding.
Prior to establishing Andrew Twigg Design Studio, LTD, he lived in Chicago where he worked at startups and in agencies on established and emerging consumer and business-to-business brand, design, and content strategy, digital design, and SEO.
Andrew is former board Treasurer of AIGA, the professional association for design. He sits on the advisory board to AIGA Pittsburgh; has served as the Presidents Council Chair of AIGA, President of AIGA Pittsburgh, and is emeritus Board of Directors for DesignInquiry, a conference-alternative design research organization. He sits on the board of FULLTIME, a Pittsburgh collaborative celebrating local creative entreprenuership. He has written for AIGA Voice and UnderConsideration, and has had articles published internationally in DesignTaxi and AIGA Speaks, China.
Andrew is also pursuing a PhD in Transition Design, with a focus on collaboration and care. Andrew is developing a framework that facilitates conversations to surface individual values and goals, to align shared values and goals, and to increase care between teammates to improve collaboration. This is conncted to larger themes of care, how it manifests in a number of contexts large and small; how it can be measured and increased; and the interrelated role of collaboration, design, and care for long-term, large-scale social issues.