Andy smiles
Andy looking contemplative

Andy is a busy guy. Like, really really busy.

When we approached Andy about writing a bio, he was like “What? I’ve got business cards to print and paper to cut and stuff to fold and collate…who has time to help put together a bio?!”

So, to say he’s busy and can’t get to it is an understatement. But that’s par for the course for Andy; he is so dedicated to getting our customers’ projects printed, folded, cut down, organized, stapled, labeled, stitched, glued, and addressed that he literally doesn’t have, like, 15 minutes to sit down and write some personal anecdotes…

…so we’ll write some for him, since we know him pretty well at this point.

Andy kind of found himself here by pure chance. After working as a delivery man for most of his young adult life, he was looking for a change of pace, and it just so happened that Dennis Miller and Chris Beck were getting so busy with design that they needed someone jump in and focus on the physical production of our work. Through a mutual connection, he ended up coming in and finding his place in this job. He has an incredible eye for detail, and is amazingly organized and detail-oriented.

Andy is really one of the unsung heroes of Artmil’s success…and it’s high time we sung about him.

When he’s not at Artmil

Andy is a musician at heart, and spends much of his time outside of Artmil performing in local indie/rock/funk bands, practicing, composing, and thinking about music (that last one never really shuts off). A multi-instrumentalist who studied saxophone performance and composition in college, he also plays bass guitar, guitar, keyboards, percussion, vocal cords, and probably some other stuff. He has a vast collection of shakers.

His other interests include filling his prized 1954 split-level home with groovy mid-century/vintage items (treasure-hunted from yard sales, thrift stores, estate sales, antique stores, craigslist, etc.), dressing snazzy, photographing friends’ bands, forcing his cat and rabbit to snuggle with him, growing his beard, hot tubbing his worries away, and using Oxford commas.

FAVORITES

Foods:
Sushi, Taco Truck Burritos, Milk, Chocolate, Chocolate Milk
TV Shows:
Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Arrested Development, The Whitest Kids U Know
Movies:
Napoleon Dynamite, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, Donnie Darko
Bands/Musicians:
Stevie Wonder, Bjork, The Beatles, Steely Dan, Earth Wind & Fire, CAKE, Lake, Vulfpeck
Design Programs:
Illustrator & InDesign
Websites:
Facebook, Wikipedia, The Onion
Quotes:
“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency, and vibration.” – Nikola Tesla
“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon