Andrew Heath is an artist from USA in Lexington, Kentucky. He is passionate to work with Pop culture.
It was quite interesting to hear how is able to make a living through his passion.

[YourCavern Blog]
Are you using Photoshop, if yes which version? Any other illustration tool please let me know.

[Andrew Heath]
I use both Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.  When working on regular graphic design, I use both, but when I work on my pop culture series, I tend to stick with just Illustrator.

[YourCavern Blog]
Are you a professional artist?

[Andrew Heath]

I would say I crossed that “artist” line three years ago.  Before then, I really just considered myself a graphic designer, which I have been doing professionally for about 7 years now.

[YourCavern Blog]
What kind of artworks do you fancy to draw?

[Andrew Heath]
I’ll usually take on anything when working with clients, but my true passion is working with pop culture.

Hot Air Balloon - Andrew Heath
Hot Air Balloon – Andrew Heath
Vespa - Andrew Heath
Vespa – Andrew Heath

 

[YourCavern Blog]
Explain a little about yourself, and where do you come from?

[Andrew Heath]
I’ve lived in Kentucky all my life (Western growing up and now Central Kentucky).  I’ve been working with some form of art since I was very young.  I grew up mainly drawing and then while I was in  high school, I began to paint. The styles that I was working with painting was very designed based, such as making concert posters and working a lot with imagery and typography.  It wasn’t until  my first year of college where I discovered what I was doing could be done on computer.  Really, before this point, the whole graphic design thing as a career option wasn’t even a thought in my  mind.  After switching over to the computer, I’ve pretty much abandoned all forms of traditional art.

[YourCavern Blog]
Do you think it’s possible to describe the process of your art style, what are the does and don’t, the important aspects you set yourself to achieve your style of design?

[Andrew Heath]
One thing, that a lot of people would thing is strange (sometimes I even do), is that I don’t sketch at all. The most of a “sketch” that I do, is some scribbles to help me remember ideas. Sometimes, they’re so bad, I wouldn’t even consider them scribbles. I do all of my work directly on the computer.  For me, it’s easier to edit and change things in the computer than to even waste time on sketching. Once I work on the computer, I start everything off with black lines to get a sense of what I’m working with.  Once the design or illustration is finished, I’ll fill in the color and remove all black lines, leaving a minimalistic look.

[YourCavern Blog]
For your Designs, do you start manually the sketches or do you start straight with the software?

[Andrew Heath]
I accidentally answered this on the last question, so I guess I’ll expand on it.  Once I started working with the software, I got really bored with drawing to where I really hate it.  Sometimes I do work   with clients and they actually request sketches.  For these instances, I will sketch out the idea, even though it’s like pulling teeth.  The sad thing is, I’m actually really good at drawing and sketching.   I just hate it now.  I can thank computers for that.

Efile - Andrew Heath
Efile – Andrew Heath

 

Rocko - Andrew Heath
Rocko – Andrew Heath

 

[YourCavern Blog]
What is your current profession?

[Andrew Heath]
Right now I’m a self-employed graphic designer/artist.  A little over a year ago, I was working for a greeting card company, but my own personal work grew so much, I was able to leave and pursue other things. Another aspect of my job is that I travel the country and attend comic book conventions, where I sell my artwork.

[YourCavern Blog]
What products do you deliver?

[Andrew Heath]
I’ve done all kinds of commercial work.  When i worked for the greeting card company I mentioned, I was able to create greeting card and animated eCards for US Bank, Bank of America, Merill Lynch, which were all sold nationally.  While working for myself, I’ve done some spot illustration work for H&R Block, some marketing materials for local comic conventions and currently I’m working on some illustrations for a publishing company, which will be my first time published in a book.

[YourCavern Blog]
What is your dream for the next five years?

[Andrew Heath]
I would love to be working for an independent design firm, but at the same time, I love so much what I’m doing now, I would be fine if I was where I’m at.  Ideally, I would love to get some more big clients and be able to expand my travels for conventions.

[YourCavern Blog]
What are your expectations from the design world?

[Andrew Heath]
I just want to keep creating new things that people enjoy.  I hope that I can develop my skills to expand upon my style and what I’m doing.

Super 8 - Andrew Heath
Super 8 – Andrew Heath
Vendy Shirt - Andrew Heath
Vendy Shirt – Andrew Heath

 

[YourCavern Blog]
Do you have any favourite artists, who may influence your art?

[Andrew Heath]
I’m really more influenced with graphic design than artists.  I love looking at design and everything that it has to offer, whether it be typography, a package design or a logo.  I feel that the design aspect is a really important part of my art.  It’s easy to draw up something, but I really think more on placement, balance and how it will look graphically.

[YourCavern Blog]
Any books/movies/video games that you fancy and get you inspired?

[Andrew Heath]
I would say movies inspire me the most.  I grew up watching everything from Robocop to anything Disney.  Now that I’m older, I can go back and watch these old movies and think of them in different ways that I used to and can get all kinds of ideas.

Once the interview of Andrew Heath Pop was over I googled Pop Art artists to know more about movement that emerged in the 50s. Definitely his art provides the creative impulse.


 

SUMMARY BIO

 

Name Andrew Heath
Age 25
Location US, Kentucky.
Profession Professional illustrator and Pop Art Artist
Tools Photoshop and Illustrator
Work Pop Art, greeting cards, illustrations …
Website www.andrew-heath.com

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