Andréa Pellegrino joins Icograda Executive Board

15 April 2011
Montreal (Canada) - Andréa Pellegrino was happy to accept the invitation to join the Icograda Executive Board as a co-opted Board Member. President Russell Kennedy welcomed her and observed that, "Andréa brings a wealth of experience in fostering strategic alliances and demonstrating the value of design, skills we anticipate will enable new initiatives and growth for Icograda."
Montreal (Canada) - Andréa Pellegrino was happy to accept the invitation to join the Icograda Executive Board as a co-opted Board Member. President Russell Kennedy welcomed her and observed that, "Andréa brings a wealth of experience in fostering strategic alliances and demonstrating the value of design, skills we anticipate will enable new initiatives and growth for Icograda."

Above: Andréa working with students at the Funding for Social Change workshop she led at Notre Dame University. Photo: Robert Sedlack

Andréa is a Partner and Director of Business Development at Worldstudio, an innovative strategy and design firm in New York City. Her unique area of expertise is in developing strategies, partnerships and programming that benefit society and allow clients to engage key audiences in lasting and meaningful ways.

An acknowledged thought-leader in the growing fields of 'design for good' and community engagement, Andréa teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and leads a series of workshops on funding social change.

As Director, Strategic Alliances, at AIGA, the professional association for design, Andréa worked with corporate, media and non-profit clients on sponsorship programs and affiliations and communicated the value of design to the business community, related organizations, and the general public.

Previously, Andréa worked for 15 years in the media field. On the management side, she led advertising and marketing teams for Jonas Publishing, Nature Publishing Group and, most recently, for Print, HOW and I.D. magazines. Earlier in her career she worked in advertising and marketing for American Express Publishing and The New Yorker.

Andréa graduated with a BA from the University of Notre Dame and attended the Business Perspectives program at Harvard University.




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