"I’m Andrew, and twenty six years ago I was born in Auckland, New Zealand, and this is where I still call home. I’ll admit, it’s been a hard time becoming a full time illustrator on a tiny island at the bottom of the world but since NZ is actually ahead of nearly everyone in the world timezones, i have used this to my advantage to read the future and beat deadlines like no-other. I’ve been working as an illustrator since 2006. Before that I studied graphic design and worked in the industry for a few years only to realize 80 percent of my "design" was actually illustration.
I grew up with pens and paint but then the personal computer dominated the world and so I had to try it out, which is reflected in my work. I use a healthy mix of both traditional and digital techniques with no real preference of medium. I didn’t take art through my younger years, but I did eat crayons which quite possibly is where my off-beat colour palettes come from." - Andrew Archer