Andrea Budd, Art Director/Designer

Andrea BuddBDes

Andrea is a creative thinker with a proven track record for both strategy development and design execution. Her range of experience in varying business sectors amplifies her skills as a consultant. After receiving her Bachelor of Design degree with a concentration in Visual Communications and Advertising Design, she went on to work with Advertising and Marketing agencies as Sr. Art Director. She has a keen interest in start-ups and non-profit organizations which fuel her passion to do ‘good work for good.’

 Now working as a consultant, she is able to collaborate with other like-minded professionals which enhances her creative perspective in visual problem solving.

Iron & Earth was founded and operates on Indigenous land within Treaty Six Territory and Métis Region 4 in amiskwaciy-wâskahikan (in Nehiyawewin/Cree), so-called Edmonton. The home of many Indigenous Peoples including the Nehiyawak/Cree, Tsuut’ina, Niitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Haudenosaunee/Iroquois, Dene Suliné, Anishinaabe/Ojibway/Saulteaux, and the Inuk/Inuit.

We pay our respects to all Indigenous Peoples of this land. Through their spiritual and practical relationships with the land, a rich heritage for our learning and our life as a community has been created and maintained. We recognize that the transition to a low-carbon future must be led by Indigenous Peoples and that there will be no justice unless we acknowledge and repair our relationship with the land.

We are committed to responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action and upholding the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and acknowledge that we are always learning and unlearning practices that minimize harm and lead to the development of trust between us and Indigenous Peoples across Nations and urban centers.