Andrea La Valleur-Purvis

I’m a British-American designer living in Seattle relocating to Barcelona. I love learning the how and why, which helps me design user-focused products.

As a creative thinker, I have a curious mind and love to learn, a passion for my craft, working with fellow creatives, attending subject-matter discussions around the globe and being involved in my local creative community.

In January 2015 I set out to travel the world (alone), visiting over 15 countries. Living the digital nomad lifestyle, I enjoyed freelancing for a Seattle-based digital agency while exploring local culture, language and cuisine. Read more about that here.

I will be relocating to Barcelona, Spain in September 2016.

Quick Facts

  • 12 + years of Visual Design experience

  • 8+ years of experience in User Interface and User Experience Design

  • Mastery of  Adobe Creative Suite as well as latest prototyping techniques

  • Fluency of grids, type, color, layout, iconography, imagery, patterns and systems

  • Ability to work closely with Engineers, Product Owners, Project Managers and C-Level

  • Self-starter who is user-focused and solutions oriented

  • Ability to be both visionary and granular when needed

  • Clients include Amazon, AT&T, Microsoft, Ooyala, Sony, FareCompare, Learn Big, Synchronoss and several Startups

  • Microsoft & Startup experience

  • Ability to work in the United States and Europe

My experience includes creating products for a variety of technologies and devices, including iOS, Android and Windows Tablet and Windows Phone, Roku, Xbox One, responsive websites, software and WordPress.

Given the nature of my current and most recent work, I will not be able to post anything until after the product releases. For a sample of my work, please request it here.

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Eleu Ellinger, PhD Candidate, formerly Delivery Architect at Ratio 

Andrea is able to keep both vision and detail in mind as she works with you toward a good design solution. She is confident in her craft and a great person to team up with. Smart, flexible, and a good human being. I am happy to recommend her.

Evan Vernon, Head of Product Development & Technology at The Whistle

I worked with Andrea on software design prototyping projects, and was consistently impressed with her eye to detail and her emphasis on finding the purpose and the goal of the software, instead of just putting lines together in a consistent manner. Andrea’s pursuit of functional, beautiful interaction and her precision in that pursuit are rare. I recommend her to anyone who is looking to up-level their interaction model and dramatically improve their user experience.

Loni Watson, UX Researcher, Microsoft,  Macintosh Business Unit

Andrea is great! She was able to produce detailed designs (ranging from small icons to full UI) in a consistent and efficient manner. Not only does she have strong design skills, but she’s very personable and a great team player.

Arnold Dela Cruz, UI/UX Designer at Apptio

Andrea stands apart from the droves of attention-starved designers clamoring for awards and fancy cars. Her no-nonsense approach to any design project, be it a website or a print campaign, is galvanized by her attention to a client’s need and formulating a solid strategy for development and execution. Make no mistake. Andrea is full of talent and possesses a marketing and business acumen lacking in so many designers in the market. With her it’s not about pretty pictures. It’s about real results.

Cassie Welsh, Executive Director at The Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!!!!!! Andrea, this is so awesome looking.

Jonathan Lien, California Business Owner at Max Watches USA

Andrea is one of the most talented and innovative designers left in the Northwest. She makes herself available to her clients at all hours of the day to ensure deadlines are being met. I have personally referred Andrea to my friends and family as well as including her in many of my personal endeavors. A++ for Andrea

Rob MacKay, Freelance Web Developer in the UK 

Andrea is an excellent and refreshing person to work with. Fun caring and professional! Her designs are extremely high quality and stylised – creating both unique print and web work for her clients.

JoAnne Santos, Washington State Business Owner 

Andrea worked out a budget we could live with and gave us a beautiful end product. She met our timeline even though I held her up a bit waiting for my content. She does great work!