Andy Wollner is an Associate Professor of Visual Communication Design at the Hartford Art School.
Andy brings a wide range of knowledge to the Department of Visual Communication Design from his roots as a practicing fine art painter, industry experience as a print and web designer, and current research in digital UI/UX design for web and mobile applications. Before Hartford, Andy was actually awarded tenure and given sabbatical after seven years as a visual communication professor at New Mexico Highlands University in the department of Media and Technology.
As a student, Wollner studied at a variety of institutions, such as Kenyon College, Savannah College of Art and Design, China Academy of Art, School of the Museum of Fine Art, Lacoste School of Art, and Pacific Northwest College of Art.
He began his career as a painter, represented by Conner Contemporary Art, now Conner Smith, in Washington, D.C., from 1999 - 2005. Prior to coming to the Hartford Art School, Wollner taught drawing and printmaking at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and visual communication studies at the New Mexico Highlands University. He entered the graphic design industry in 2001, working at start-ups in Boston, Mass.
He eventually started Wollner Design, an independent design consulting business, and remains involved with this business today. Wollner Design creates pieces for web and mobile apps, print collateral, and identity branding. He is currently working on rebranding the Armenian Museum of America in Watertown, MA and recently launched ThinkyTank and Duder, Your Virtual BFF! Duder is an app that allows users to customize a virtual chat buddy using three different personas.