About Andrea

Andrea from SignsByAndreaWho is Andrea?

I'm a woman, a wife, a mother, a friend, an entrepreneur, a crafter, and a designer.  In my home office above my desk, I used to have a painting that reads "...when I grow up I want to be an artist." And wouldn't you know it? I think perhaps that's what I've been all along!

How did Signs By Andrea start?

Several years ago, I attended a bridal shower with one of my Monogram Signs with Overlay as a gift for the bride, and the response was overwhelming.  What I thought was just a pretty cool handmade gift suddenly became an art-based business opportunity.  A few months later, when a large stack of weathered wood became available, I decided to give it a shot  - and Signs by Andrea began. 

What are (de)Signs by Andrea?

After many of my customers expressed interest in ordering custom signs featuring quotes, songs, and phrases that were very time- and labor-intensive as hand-painted wood signs (causing the price to run higher than desired), I began dabbling in digital designs.  By providing posters, prints and canvases of my digital designs, I'm able to offer my customers an affordable option with greater flexibility for the designs they love via my Zazzle.com store that I refer to as (de)Signs by Andrea.

Every day is a new adventure as Signs By Andrea continues to grow and evolve. Having co-run an online business in my pre-motherhood life, I am no stranger to the world of working at home, and I have loved having both a creative outlet and business to call my own that allows me to be home with my family doing what I love. 

It warms my heart to think that all the signs and posters I've made over the years are now hanging proudly in homes across the country (and even world), making people smile as they pass by and look at the artwork that holds such a special meaning to them.  Thank you to all my customers for letting me play that little part in your family's life.  

My Personal/Craft Blog: A.Steed's.Life

Email me at: andrea@signsbyandrea.com