Sandie Maxa is a founding partner and creative director at Q Collective.


A graphic designer with an extensive background in typography and systems design, Sandie worked with Fortune 500 clients at advertising and corporate communications agencies in Minneapolis for seven years before forming Q Collective. Work at Q Collective has included projects ranging from books and printed matter to identity systems, web sites and exhibitions. Sandie’s interest in interactivity and visual culture bring a detailed approach to projects that provoke, inspire and inform.

Sandie graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a master’s degree in visual communication and from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a bachelor’s degree in art/graphic design. Sandie has taught design process, typography and publication design at Rutgers University and Parsons in New York. She currently advises MFA thesis students at Pratt Institute and is on faculty as the graduate director of the Graphic Design Post-Baccalaureate program at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore.

In addition Sandie is working on the sixth edition of the book Typographic Design: Form and Communication, originally published by faculty at VCU. She also enjoys going to museums in New York and Washington, DC and traveling as much as possible.