Since 1998, Andy has been a recognized leader in design, production and planning, crafting innovative solutions for Google, Starbucks Coffee Company, PepsiCo, The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg among others.
He began his career as a developer before discovering his passion for design. He quickly worked his way to the top of his field, being promoted to Art Director at Mindshare Interactive. Andy then went on to join Connections Media where he was a Partner and the Chief Creative Officer. While at Connections, his work was recognized with numerous awards including the Webbys, Emmys, AIGA50, and Pollies.
In 2017, Andy co-founded Boxfort Design Group, a start-up focused on delivering innovative design, original content solutions, and the development of the animated series, SkyLaw with Partner Amy Patnovic.
Central to Andy’s design process is the notion that effective composition is based on evoking meaningful, measurable emotion within a target audience. It is this philosophy that has earned Andy recognition and his work numerous awards. He defines the artistic vision and business strategy for his clients’ growth and provides thought leadership that translates into the concepts that drive successful projects.
A native Hoosier, Andy received a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Geography from Indiana University, Bloomington. He is a devoted Cubs and IU basketball fan, film buff, and all-around DC Comics fanboy.
Web White and Blue 2000's Rolling Cyber Debate was a first of its kind and featured daily exchanges between candidates on topics provided by the campaign, themselves and citizens via the WWB network.
Joined CM in 2004 as Chief Creative Officer and partner, and was responsible for building, managing and motivating the design team, as well as, providing direction for the company's creative and strategic processes.
Designed, developed, executed and provided direction on all interactive creative solutions for NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg's final two re-election campaigns including websites, online advertising, social and CRM.
Became a member of the Guild in 2016 as a means of representation and registration after having several screen writing projects optioned by studios.
Launched in 2017, BoxFort is a digital studio comprised of in-house directors, designers and writers with a shared love of storytelling and a flair for classic design that focuses on original content creation.
Debuting in 2019, Sky-Law is a stylish animated adventure series set against the backdrop of late 1960’s. The series follows the misadventures of the flight crew of a struggling commercial air carrier, Javelin Airlines.
Art direction brings humanity, clarity and definition to design; it helps our work convey a specific message to a particular group or audience. It combines art and design to evoke a reaction that connects culturally and emotionally.
The practice of planning and communicating ideas and experiences with visual elements lends substance to design and provides a practical expression that extends beyond art and becomes an accessible commodity useful to everyone.
Motion graphics and 2D animations are the marriage of sound, motion, and graphic design coming together exceptionally well to create an experience which is meaningful and impactful to an audience.
Setting a consistent visual tone through color is criticial as it evokes an emotional response arguably as important as the characters, story or location. Key Software: Davinci Resolve, Magic Bullet Suite
Mastery over the essential toolkit is the lifeblood of any designer: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, After Effects, DreamWeaver etc...
Non-linear editing brings sight and sound together in order to tell a cohesive story that matches the director's vision and is suitable for broadcast. Key Software: Adobe Premiere, After Effects
Collaboration is the very essence of the art of filmmaking. The challenge of uniting word and image involves close collaboration between the writer, director, and cinematographer. Key Equipment: Black Magic Cinema 4K, Red, 5D Mark III DSLR
Leveraging digital and social platforms to tell compelling stories that move the needle emotionally and connect with an audience. I grow opportunity by creating experiences people love.