Andrea Hempstead is an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi. She teaches a wide range of courses including Typography, Advanced Graphic Design and Design for Good. Andrea loves to use pop-ups and movables to engage and delight the reader as a part of the story. Using her UI/UX background, she thinks about how to involve the reader in the story and develops these concepts into pop-ups that create an experience for her audience. She is continually inspired by the world around her and strives to be innovative in all of her illustration, design and interactive solutions. Recent exhibitions have centered around her children’s book illustrations and pop-up book art. Her pop-up book, Stickly-Prickly and Slow-Solid, A Pop-Up Adventure is a finalist for the 2018 Meggendorfer Prize for Artists Books. She received her BS in Graphic Design from North Carolina State University School of Design, her MBA from LeMoyne College and her MFA in Graphic Design from Marywood University. She has over 15 years of experience in web design, UI/UX consulting, advertising and publication design. Andrea previously taught for 8 years as a Visiting Instructor at Cazenovia College in Upstate NY.