Andrea Weatherhead

Andrea Weatherhead


Weatherhead Experience Design

Seattle, WA USA

When you don't know what you want to do, it's because you sometimes don't know yourself. Spend some time tuning out all the 'you should's' and the 'but's,' and just listen to yourself.


By Roadtrip Nation

Andrea Weatherhead


My road in life took a while to figure out.
Was studying law but realized that she wanted to do something with her love of music.
Thought that if she couldn't get paid to play music, the next best thing would be recording others' music.
Audited a sound engineering course, was almost immediately offered a space in a master's degree program.
Spent time as a recording engineer after school, was hired to do audio for Microsoft, which got her into the Web.
She created an interactive music website, which would lead to developing museum experiences down the road.
Creating museum exhibits and experiences lets her combine a variety of her different interests, work with people from all disciplines.
Says her musical background helps her lead collaborative projects-you can't overestimate the power of listening to your peers.
Says even at her age, she's not always in touch with what she wants, so she takes time to meditate every day and tune into her needs.
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I am the creative director for all elements that comprise our interactive and immersive exhibit designs.

Career Roadmap

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Accomplishing Goals

Day to Day

I direct all educational and content development processes, including design, editorial, interactives, and media production. I also provide individual consultation and creative direction on numerous exhibit projects throughout the country.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Just relax and open up your eyes because you will realize that you have pathways opened up just by being you.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:


The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"I'm not good enough to pursue music. "

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation Immigrant

Interviewed By

The Answer is Within You

The Answer is Within You

The road-trippers explore the Experience Music Project in Seattle, where experience designer Andrea Weatherhead advises that the best path toward happiness is getting to know yourself. In Colorado, the team meets interior designer Eiko Okura, who urges them to stop overthinking and see what emerges, and Michael Franti, who advocates for making lots of decisions and seeing what sticks.