A portrait of Andrea Hester


Andrea Hester

Director of Operations at Clearfire Inc.


I’m a graph­ic-design­er-turned-MBA who works hard for a small web dev agency in cen­tral Illi­nois by day and works hard­er for two small humans by night. My pro­fes­sion­al expe­ri­ence over the last decade spans from retail/​design to health­care to (now) dig­i­tal project man­age­ment, SEO, UX, and human ops. Roles have includ­ed graph­ic design­er, project man­ag­er, mar­ket­ing man­ag­er, and sales direc­tor. In my cur­rent role as Direc­tor of Oper­a­tions at Clearfire, I’m respon­si­ble for project man­ag­ing, keep­ing our sales and mar­ket­ing efforts flow­ing, and here and there some design, QA, analytics/​reporting, and UX consulting.


Brand­ing and iden­ti­ty, mar­ket­ing and com­mu­ni­ca­tions, graph­ic design, pub­lic rela­tions, dig­i­tal mar­ket­ing, ecom­merce, social media, B2B sales, B2C sales, trade shows, project man­age­ment, dig­i­tal project man­age­ment, UX, web design, SEO/​analytics


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Completed training in Springfield, IL, United States