BCA announces two new staff members

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Wed, 05/17/2017 - 7:59am -- Denise Sortor

Burlington City Arts is pleased to welcome two new staff members to the communication team. Andrew Desforges joined BCA in early March as the Art Director, charged with designing all creative materials related to BCA’s exhibitions, programs and events and articulating BCA's brand through digital and print materials. A native Vermonter, Andrew recently returned to the Northeast after a decade away.  Prior to joining BCA, Andrew developed print and web designs for non profit and corporate institutions including the Iowa Children’s Museum, Little Village Magazine, Amplify, and Alchemy & Science. He holds an MFA from the University of Iowa in design, printmaking and book arts.

Andrew Krebbs has taken on the role of Communication Director as of May 9.  Andrew comes to Burlington City Arts from Birmingham Botanical Gardens in Birmingham, Alabama. He served as the director of marketing & membership. Andrew's efforts have been recognized with national awards for brand development, graphic design, digital media and marketing campaigns. He was responsible for the promotion of various large events such as Alabama's premiere antique show and the state's largest plant sale.  Under Andrew's tenure the gardens was featured in many regional and national publications like Veranda, flowerCooking with Paula Deen, Semi-homemade with Sandra Lee, Southern Living, Southern AccentsBirds & Blooms and featured on PBS. Beginning in 2008 and under Andrew's direction the gardens led the front in social media for cultural attractions in Alabama. The gardens still has one of the largest and most active fan bases in the state.

Andrew's freelance work has included branding, public relations, marketing, print production, graphic design for various organizations. These include The Chalker Group, Cullman Area Animal Welfare Association, Ray & Poynor Properties, Camp Smile-A-Mile, Emmet O'Neil Library, Hoover High School, Hayden High School, Rotary Club of Birmingham and Alabama Department of Tourism, and the American Cancer Society.