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Welcome Andrew to the Team

Get to know our new Senior Graphic Designer, Andrew Jackson. 

 


What are you looking forward to the most about joining the team here at AYC?

I’m really excited to work with such a young group of driven and talented individuals. I’m a firm believer that having a young and mature team really keeps everyone on their toes with new trends and advancements in the field.   

 

Describe a typical day for you in the office.

For me, a typical day in the office usually starts with breakfast to kickstart the day. If I have the time, I’ll try to do a little bit of sketching or hand-lettering to get the creative juices flowing. I’ll also always check my calendar early because I like to keep a tight schedule so that I know exactly how much time I have to deliver materials between meetings.  

 

What were you doing before you joined the team?

Before joining AYC, I was an art director at a pharmaceutical advertising agency in center city Philadelphia, which specialized in oncology. Before that I was the assistant art director at a B2B publication agency with a focus in optometry.

Have any interesting hobbies?

In my free-time you can find me whipping up some pretty decadent meals. For a long time I was working in fine dining and became intrigued by the execution of incredible food. Other than cooking, I spend a lot of my winter up in the mountains and a lot of my summers playing disc golf.

 

What’s your go-to music when you’re working?

I’m a sucker for the radio. I listen to 93.3 WMMR every single day for the majority of the day. If I feel the need to change it up, my spotify is pretty populated with early ‘00s skate punk, emo, and posthardcore music.

 

Tell us something unique about yourself, a fun fact that we don't know.

My little brother and I have the same birthday exactly 9 years apart. Also, my entire back is tattooed.

 

Want to share with us a project you have worked on in the past that you are most proud of?

In the early years of my college career I ran a fairly successful clothing company with my best friend.

 

Have you seen any industry trends recently that inspired you?

I’m really fond of the merging of hand drawn pieces with digital work.

 

What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?

I have a few, but my favorite one by far is “work smart, not hard” 

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