Andi O’Briant

Digital Marketing Administrator

Andi O’Briant has always had a passion for art, design, and event planning, the question was, which industry would bring her the most joy and satisfaction in life. Although she truly loved the tradeshow industry and enjoyed starting a business with her father, the world of higher education was the industry that inspired her the most. The reason universities were so interesting to her was the transformational power they have to offer people opportunities to achieve their goals through knowledge and skill building and because lifelong learning is her personal passion. Andi quickly realized that the digital art world was the way of the future and the possibilities were vast and inspiring. She graduated top of her class from the College of Fine Arts at Ball State University with a BFA in Graphic Design and Visual Communication with a minor in Marketing from the Miller College of Business in 2009. Andi received a certificate from Purdue University Ext. in their Community Leadership Program in 2016.

Along the road of her career she has worked as a graphic designer, event coordinator, and operations manager for three universities, an in-house designer for two different tradeshow exhibit companies, a small business owner, a designer for a large corporation, the sole designer and brand manager for a small manufacturer, and as a freelancer graphic designer. Andi’s experience working with universities has prepared her well for creating digital marketing and communication pieces to help students understand their campus and their academic world with all the opportunities and growth it offers. The trade show industry environment has taught her how to successfully juggle multiple client projects and to work quickly and efficiently. Working in-house, she learned to follow brand guidelines and to be creative while still maintaining consistency. Andi’s freelance experience has strengthened her communication skills with clients and developed strong organization skills and independent problem solving abilities. Her combined knowledge from all these worlds has given her the experience and confidence to work with amazing clients from around the globe.

Andi currently coordinates all student events, social media platforms, website design and management, print and digital graphic design pieces, and university video creation. She is passionate about California Miramar University student life and is excited to make CMU better every day!

When Andi is not designing, you’ll find her enjoying playing and inventing cooperative games with friends or relaxing with her partner at the pickleball courts or the beach or walking around her beautiful, sunny San Diego neighborhood. She loves volunteering and joins her grandfather, George (Pop) O’Briant every year for a week long trip to help provide meals and build houses for families in need in Biloxi, Mississippi with the organization called Back Bay Mission. Andi loves to draw and paint and is known to lace up her motorcycle boots and head out for a ride along the coast.