Meet Lauren!

We are happy to introduce Lauren Jin as our new Graphic Design Intern! And we’re not just saying that. She’s bringing creativity and enthusiasm with her. That definitely makes us happy!

Graphic design has taken Lauren around the world and now we’re happy to say it has brought her to our graphic design team! You might say she’s come full-circle, but who’s to say it’s not full-square, full-triangle, or full-rhombus, depending on the design layout?

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She was born and raised in St. Louis, and earned her BFA in Visual Communications, with a minor in Communication, from Truman State University. While in school she jumpstarted her career training as the head designer for the campus Career Center, a graphic design internship for an ad agency in Shanghai, China, an editorial art internship for a well known magazine publisher in New York, and a remote creative content/graphic design internship for a fashion accessories company in Miami.

When she’s not designing, she enjoys immersing herself in all things Instagram by following creatives, curating her own feed, playing tennis, listening to podcasts, eating popcorn, drinking green tea, eating Japanese food, and appreciating fashion. Oh, wait, some of these interests are not all things Instagram, but you get the picture. Get it? Picture!

Feel free to welcome Lauren for yourself (x106).

Can we get a Hermes high five?!

We are happy to announce that Anda Creative received two 2017 Hermes Creative Awards for two recent projects:

Gold Winner: CASE Europe Annual Conference Branding

We collaborated with London-based CASE Europe to design and develop branding and collateral for the 2016 CASE Europe Annual Conference (CEAC). The event took place this past summer and preparation included numerous projects: logo, magazine advertisements, brochure, programme, prospectus, presentations, signage, and way-finding systems.

The event took place in Brussels, Belgium, so the goal was to create global appeal while emphasizing the central location and easy access within Europe.


Platinum Winner: Deployed Resources Large-Scale Camp Animation

We recently teamed-up with Rome, NY-based Deployed Resources to create a series of animations promoting their products and services. The award-winning 3D animation flies through a Large-Scale Camp with a fully rendered background scene and figures. It provides product details that are typically very difficult or impossible to capture using traditional photographic techniques.

Now the awards will rest atop our display shelf. Well, as soon as Tim and Corey stop walking around with them – posing for photos and signing autographs.


Ross-CASE Infographic and Report Design


We recently teamed up with CASE Europe to design the Ross-CASE Trends in Philanthropic Support for Higher Education infographic, as well as the full 2017 report Giving to Excellence: Generating Philantropic Support for UK Higher Education.

The CASE Europe organization has been successfully improving donations from year to year, and has now reached a big milestone by surpassing £1bn for the first time!


This is the second year in a row that we’ve designed the full Ross-CASE infographics and reports. We start by visualizing the data in a clear and succinct way. Once the main infographic design is complete, we expand on those infographics for additional infographics, charts, and graphs within the full report. Our goal is to present the information in a visually pleasing way, which also aids in a better understanding of the content. We’re happy how the infographics and report design turned out and we’re proud to be involved with such a worthy effort to improve fundraising for higher education. 

View the full Ross-CASE report here:

When One Barn Door Closes, the Same One Opens (because that’s how doors work), and a Mural is Painted


We recently expanded our office space and spent last week connecting the two units with a new barn door entrance, and painting a gigantic mural. It took 6 people (with lots of elbow grease) 4 days to complete the mural, but we finally wrapped it up last Friday night! Maybe we should have saved a bit of elbow grease for the door because it’s a little squeaky right now. We’ll deal with that later.

To read our post about the historical significance of our office building, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, please click here:

Anda’s 2016 Stock Photo Calendar – November

Presenting the next installment from our 2016 calendar of AMAZINGLY awful stock photos, which we stumbled upon while searching for usable images. November’s image is titled “A Thai Local People With Cock Fighting In A Farm.”


ME Awards Show

Aww yeah! Tim was on point at the ME Awards Show last night at the National Blues Museum…we won a BMA Marketing Excellence Award for our Back Forty Creative Integrated Branding Campaign! We’ve always felt integrated, but now it’s official and we couldn’t be more proud.


Anda’s 2016 Stock Photo Calendar – October

Presenting the next installment from our 2016 calendar of AMAZINGLY awful stock photos, which we stumbled upon while searching for usable images. October’s image is titled “Beautiful view of a woman riding a horse.”


GDUSA American Graphic Design Award 2016

We are happy to announce that we received a GDUSA American Graphic Design Award for our recent collaboration with CASE Europe for the CEAC16 branding! See more of the project here, and read more about the CASE Europe Annual Conference at



Anda’s 2016 Stock Photo Calendar – September

Presenting the next installment from our 2016 calendar of AMAZINGLY awful stock photos, which we stumbled upon while searching for usable images. September’s image is titled “Woman grows harvest in the garden. Senior with carrot.” We have titled this picture “Senior with calendar.”


Color-By-Anda: Olympic Edition

This month’s Color-By-Anda is inspired by Olympic-themed colored pencils. Enjoy.

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