Andrea McCool

Andrea McCool

  • Art Director
421 Ag Administration Bldg
University Park, PA 16802

Areas of Expertise

  • Art Direction
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Project Management
  • Brand Identity
  • Typography
  • Layout and Print Design
  • Digital Design


  • Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design
  • Associate of Applied Arts in Advertising Art

Andrea McCool is an Art Director at the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences. Andrea brings 12+ years of design and leadership experience to the team with a portfolio showcasing work ranging from interactive design lead, art direction, and lead creative. She works closely with educators, staff, designers, editors, copywriters, and strategists to produce meaningful marketing materials for Penn State Extension. In addition, Andrea attends the Adobe Creative Pro conference as well as other trainings placing a high value on learning new design trends and techniques. She puts her years of experience to work both as a designer and leader to other creatives on the team.

In 2023, the Research annual report that she had worked on received a Best of CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) District II Award in the Publications: President's Reports and Annual Reports Category.  

Prior to Penn State, Andrea worked as an Interactive Director at Forever Media where she was responsible for all creative operations, including managing and supporting a team of designers, developing creative guidelines, and directing creative work; including print branding, large presentations, and 50+ websites. 

Originally from Lamar, Pennsylvania, she received her Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design as well as an Associate of Applied arts in Advertising Art from Pennsylvania College of Technology. When she is not working at Penn State, you will find her baking, crafting, and spending time with her family and pets.