Andrea Cardinal is a lecturer of graphic design and the sole proprietor of Tooth & Rag, LLC, a freelance design company. She holds an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2D design, as well as a BA in the history of art and a BFA in graphic design from the University of Michigan. Past positions include graphic designer at the Detroit Institute of Arts and exhibition designer at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Her personal work is based on found materials from her Detroit neighborhood, dealing with labor, civil rights and feminist movements. Her best work to date is her daughter, Drew.