Andrea Hurley

Andrea Hurley

Andrea is founder and creative director of Elytra Design. She is also web and graphic designer, web developer, project manager, client manager. For WordPress sites, Andrea covers the territory, soup to nuts. But for Drupal sites, which are our larger and more complex websites, Elytra Design works with our long term partners from Redfin Solutions. Bios below.  

Andrea began her career as a web professional in 1998, after 10 years as a research biologist. She founded Elytra Design in 2002, and has been putting into motion everything from design and development, to meeting and working with a diverse array of intelligent and motivated clients, to developing creative strategies for web processes, and running a business.

While Andrea has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from UMass Boston and a Master of Science in Entomology from UMass Amherst, she also has a lifelong love of art. She appreciates the art within science and the science within art, which makes her career as a web professional a perfect balance.

Andrea and her husband moved from Boston to the Berkshires in 2017, but she travels regularly to Boston. She also has family in Europe, so travels frequently internationally. When not working, Andrea spends time with close friends and family, walking and playing with her dog, growing an ever expanding garden, and co-authoring a blog about caring for elderly parents.

With a growing appreciation for the web and how it serves businesses and organizations, Andrea has developed a strong voice for her profession, and largely designs and develops all of her work independently. There are occasions where she will call on her longterm web partners and colleagues for projects which require Drupal development. But for all WordPress sites, she basically covers the gamut.