She Can Do It!
What She Does
Graphic design and production for print and digital communications. Specializing in:
- Internal and external communications and strategy
- Beautiful and accessible HR enrollment and legal Summary Plan Documents (yes, it’s possible!)
- Annual reports and Social Purpose reports
- Logos and communication collateral
SCDI takes pride in accuracy and efficiency, delivering elegant, effective graphic design when you need it, on time and on budget.
What She’s Done
Scroll through a portfolio of past projects.
Who She Is
Specializing in strategic communications for values-driven business, Andrea Gates Sanford is the owner of She Can Do It LLC. For more than twenty five years, SCDI has provided a unique purpose-based business approach to creative direction and effective communications.
Andrea has a strong background in graphic design and production. She studied at Oberlin College and The University of Michigan School of Art, later receiving an MBA in Sustainable Business from BGI (Presidio Graduate School). She started her career in Austin, Texas as art assistant for Designosaurus Tex; was production manager for publications at the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington DC; and was production manager for the launch of Discovery Channel Online, before starting She Can Do It in 1994. She produced live online streaming video in the ring at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show for twelve years and it was the best job she ever had.
Based in Seattle, Washington, she is trying to learn how to play the cello and loves to do all kinds of crafty things but primarily spends her free time training and competing with her two talented Doberman pinschers in cynosports: agility, obedience, barn hunt and conformation.
She Also Is…
With an eye for elegant, concise design, Jamie Marks is creative director for She Can Do It. Her ability to turn take all types of content and reformat it into simple, fresh communications is often nothing short of miraculous. Jamie’s first question is: What does the reader most need to know? Readers always appreciate her answers.
She attended Washington State University where she studied writing and communications. Her design career began in Pullman, Washington working for a real estate business. After moving to Seattle, she was the graphic designer for HR Creative Group, creating dynamic, functional content for corporate employees, before launching on her own and partnering with She Can Do It.
She is passionate about equal rights and social justice, dogs of all kinds, and her family. She spends time searching for the best comfort food in Seattle. She also greets Mount Rainier every morning with a quick, “Hey, girl”.
The beautiful Pacific Northwest
Seattle WA 98115