QUESTION: What drew you to illustration/design?
ANDY: Selling sneakers just was not what I wanted to do forever.
QUESTION: Do you have any formal design training?
ANDY: I studied communication design.
QUESTION: Where do you live?
ANDY: I live in the countryside, close to Trier, the oldest city of Germany.
QUESTION: Can you describe your studio for me?
ANDY: Long desk, art and design books, music and godzilla.
QUESTION: What is your biggest inspiration?
ANDY: Everything. Music, art, film, life.
QUESTION: How do you get the best ideas?
ANDY: I wish there was a recipe.
QUESTION: What technique do you use?
ANDY: I try not to be too hooked to just one technique. Between pure digital work and handmade collages, it´s all there.
QUESTION: Tell us about a favorite project you have recently completed?
ANDY: Nike booked me to do an artwork for the release of the new Lebron James signature shoe.
QUESTION: What would be your dream job/Commission?
ANDY: Doing the album cover for Pharrell Williams or Kanye West would be really neat.
QUESTION: Who are your illustration heroes?
ANDY: There are quite a few personalities that inspire me. Kaws, Basqiat, Warhol, Andrew Salgado, Clean Peterson… But none of them is my role model.
QUESTION: Do you keep a sketchbook?
ANDY: Several and none of it is filled.
QUESTION: What are your hobbies?
ANDY: Good food, art and travelling.
QUESTION: If you were not an illustrator, what would you be?
ANDY: Probably a musician.
QUESTION: Who would you like to meet?
ANDY: Pharrell Williams, Jean Michel Basquiat would be exciting too.
QUESTION: If you could travel back in time, where would you go to?
ANDY: Back to the 70s. Woodstock.
QUESTION: If you won the lottery, would you still work as illustrator?
ANDY: I would decide that spontaneously.
QUESTION: Do you collect anything?
ANDY: I am working on an art collection.
QUESTION: Do you have a favorite game?