Quietly Fiery is the illustration & design studio of Andrea Floren. Born and raised in the Great Plains of South Dakota, I hail from a pioneering, industrious family of self-starters, craftspeople, musicians, eccentrics, inventors and collectors. Big dreams and big adventures took me to both coasts, overseas, below the Border and finally to the front range of the Rockies in Denver, Colorado.
Inspiration comes while searching for vintage treasures, collecting children's books, observing the curious in everyday life, celebrating imperfection and connecting with people who march to their own beat. My family, my little boys, my travels, my running, my MexiScan ancestry and my Midwest upbringing are an indelible part of my DNA, greatly informing my work. I admire curiousity, whimsy, thoughtfulness, delight, introspection, interconnectedness and the gumption to be true to you.
Illustration is my passion but my path was meandering. With a professional background culled from the worlds of advertising, design and innovation consulting, I spent 17 years creating meaningful connections between brands and people while incorporating illustration work whenever possible. In 2017, I followed the bend in my creative path to focus on what I love most, illustration.
If you'd like to inquire about potential projects or commissions, please get in touch.