About Andy

MUCH ADO ABOUT ANDY

Andy is an award-winning, experienced, creative and professional 38 year old living in Oakville, Ontario with his wife, two kids and two cats (plus assorted fish). He has been working full time in the print, design and marketing industry for over ten years. He has held successful positions as Senior Designer, Art Director and Producer in both small companies and large corporations alike.

Graduating from York University’s Dean’s Honour List in 2001, Andy holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an Honours Major in Visual Art. Several of his paintings and photographs have been licensed by the national reproduction house WT Designs, and are currently sold in galleries and specialty design shops nation-wide.

With is in-depth experience in visual art, graphic design, publishing, producing and directing, Andy would make a great asset to any company whether the position calls for leading a team/department, working within a group dynamic, or sole responsibility for individual projects.

 

AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

SLJ Best Book of 2015 Award, Best Graphic Novel
The critically acclaimed 176 page graphic novel MOONSHOT: The Indigenous Comics Collection was awarded “The Best Book of 2015” by the School Library Journal – the largest book reviewer in the world. MOONSHOT also won the Bronze Medal Award for “Best Graphic Novel” at the 20th Annual Independent Publisher’s Awards. Andy was the Producer, Art Director, Layout Artist and Cover Designer for this publication, overseeing 30 writers and artists.

INSPIRE Association of Arts & Social Change Canadian Publishing Award Nominee
Andy wrote and illustrated the psychological thriller Hobson’s Gate: Trauma, which was nominated for an Association of Arts & Social Change Canadian Publishing Award. This graphic novel also earned Andy an AASC People’s Choice Award nomination.

Best Package Design Juno Award Shortlist

The River Pilots are a jazz instrumental quartet from Toronto, lead by Juno Award winner Todd Porter. “Delta” was their second studio album, for which Andy directed, designed and illustrated a 16 page graphic novel accompaniment to house the album. The Delta package was shortlisted for a Juno Award nomination in 2013 for “Best Package Design”.

One of Canada’s Top 10 Entrepreneurial Successes
As a director and producer for the small press publishing company AH Comics, Andy successfully raised over $130,000 in production capital in a 12 month period between 2014-2015, earning him the title “One of Canada’s Top 10 Entrepreneurial Successes” by the Globe & Mail.