About Me

I want to work with and help you, your team or your clients get the most from their visual communication. Whether you are a small or big business, mom and pop or an agency looking for some extra help, let's talk.

As a graphic designer and art director with 20 years of experience, I have worked with a wide variety of companies from Fortune 500s to sole-proprietors just getting started. I have extensive experience with print design and production, identity programs, marketing collateral, packaging, trade show graphics, and photo retouching. I am well versed and comfortable working with existing design standards or creating new ones. Along with print experience, I also have a background in developing web graphics, e-mail blasts and web ads, as well as a good knowledge of HTML and CSS.

Currently I work and live in Woodstock, Illinois as an independent contractor/freelance designer, commercial and fine art photographer. I consult and work on various projects with small business owners, ad agencies, marketing and design firms to develop projects with time and budget sensitive needs. Have a look at my work below or if you like have a look at my design or retouching PDF portfolios. If you're interested you can see some of my personal photography work at rouseyphotography.com



Owner/Art Director/Graphic Designer/Photographer May 2006 - Present

  • Create, plan and execute projects including advertising, promotional plans and marketing strategies, corporate identity, display & exhibit design, multimedia and web projects
  • Photography - Portrait, Architecture, Landscape, Product
  • Direction of photo shoots and freelancers
  • Photo retouching, color correction and editing
  • Maintain client relationships through regular meetings to ensure project & client goals are being met in a timely manor and on budget

Englewood Camera, Northern Illinois Orthopaedics, Woodstock Fine Arts Association, GFX International, Rodger Bechtold Paintings, TMC Integrated Marketing, Leica Microsystems

TMC Integrated Marketing

Contract Designer Onsite/Offsite January 2013 - July 2014

M2C Marketing and Design

Art Director December 2005 - May 2006

The Media Center

Art Director July 2003 - December 2004

Heinzeroth Marketing Group

Art Director November 2000 - July 2003

Cain and Company

Designer/Art Director June 1998 - November 2000


Northern Illinois University

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Visual Communication May 1998
Graphic Design and Photography


Adobe CS/CC, Adobe Lightroom, QuarkXPress, Mac and PC, HTML, CSS, Wordpress, Mail Chimp, Constant Contact, Adobe Acrobat for use in print production, 35mm, medium and large format digital camera systems.

  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Photography
  • Retouching
  • CSS
  • HTML5

Hey…what are you waiting for?

Let's get together and create something great for you or your business. There just won't be a better time than NOW!

Client Testimonials

  • “The best way to accomplish serious design … is to be totally and completely unqualified for the job.”

    Paula Scher
  • “If anybody here has trouble with the concept of design humility, reflect on this: It took us 5,000 years to put wheels on our luggage.”

    William McDonough

Get In Touch.

Andy Rousey is a designer and photographer living and working in the Suburban Chicago area. If you are interested in talking about a project or collaboration, drop a line and he will get right back to you! Thanks for stopping by!

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