Born and raised in Salem, Oregon, Andy grew up studying classical guitar and lived his early 20's in Portland, Oregon playing music and roasting coffee. He graduated with a BFA in Guitar Performance from California Institute of the Arts in 1991, followed by a move to New York City and four years pursuing music performance. A return to CalArts in 1996 to complete an MFA in Guitar Performance lead to several years of teaching and a growing sense of need for change. At the dawn of the new millennium and with the digital media explosion in full swing, he leveraged his background in visual art and infatuation with Mac OS to switch focus to graphic design. Excellent timing and hard work lead to quick growth and a career in creative design / art direction. 

Andy enjoys the challenge of visual communication and embraces the teamwork necessary to make impactful work. He continues to make music whenever possible.