Andres Zapata

Andres ensures progress through communication based on connection, understanding and clarity. Prior to idfive, Andres was a principal and founding partner of Smartank Group, a consultancy that recently merged with idfive.

He has been actively leading interactive projects for clients in various industries for over ten years, including time spent at Carton Donofrio Partners, a Baltimore advertising and interactive media firm.

He has a B.A. in sociology and communication from Goucher, an M.A. in design from the University of Baltimore, and an M.B.A. from Johns Hopkins. Fluent in Spanish and not-so-fluent in Italian, Andres specializes in requirement gathering & documentation, information architecture, usability design, workflow & data design, research, analysis, communication, public speaking, problem solving, critical thinking, client relations, and account management.

Andres teaches User Interface / Experience Design and Interactive Media at Maryland Institute College of Art.

Andres was born in MedellĂ­n, Colombia.