About Atuzzi Creative
I first listen, then research, plan, design, and produce eye-catching graphics and successful marketing materials with an omnichannel mindset— keeping aesthetics, promotions, messaging, and language consistent across all channels, and customer touchpoints.
Low response time + Effectively communicate + Technically accurate
= Targeted designs + Lower production cycle time = Lower cost for deliverables + Successful business results
Creative Director & Visual Designer
Creating the future
Atuzzi Creative was founded by graphic designer and artist Andrea McKoy in 1999. Born in Maryland and raised in North Florida, Andrea now resides near the Central Florida beaches and the Space Center.
Andrea’s art and design career started unconventionally at an early age by drawing on anything she could find including her bedroom walls. She won her first art award in a County School Show, first place for a 2D print, and later another, Best in Show for a sculpture in college—she hasn’t looked back creatively since.
She was destined to enter the graphic design field after years of working with inspiring fragrance and cosmetic marketing graphics as a Visual Display & Merchandising Manager for Burdines Department Stores. These luxurious posters, logos, product packaging, and marketing materials were the inspiration for her visual design career.
While in school, her first digital design was selected by SIGGRAPH to tour internationally, she had no prior computer experience at this time. She also landed a paid internship with Heavy Duty Graphics and contributes her excellent design habits and typography nuances to the guidance and training of one of the best local design houses.
After leaving HDG, she spent six years as a graphic designer in the homebuilding industry managing print ads and schedules at the corporate level for divisions in three states and then overseeing two major website redesigns including the implementation of a database in the first. Just prior to the homebuilding industry collapsing and after many years as a graphic designer, she decided to obtain her BS in Visual Communications and graduated in two years (2007) while nurturing her freelance design career. Upon graduation, she focused on Atuzzi Creative as a full-time endeavor.
Andrea has designed Award-winning graphics for clients in a wide range of industries. These clients have and do include: Universal Studios-FL, Anheuser-Busch, Universal Survey-NY, SurveyHealthCare-NY, Navigo Logistics, and Distribution Consulting-CA, ITD Food Safety—FL, and more.
Not just satisfied with creating digitally for others, she took an inspiration she had in 2011 for a pool toy and made it a reality. By 2016 the first NoodlePetz Animal Pool Toys were available for purchase. The second design was introduced for sale in 2018. She has always had a knack for ideas, concepts, and new products and likens the product development process to producing print media only on a larger scale.
In addition to her graphic design work, she can be found in the art studio working on an oil painting or digging in the garden.