Photograph Credit: peter marsh\ashmore visuals
Andy is Head of the award-winning Graphic Design Department at the RSC in Stratford-upon-Avon and Fellow of Creativity at the Capital Centre (October-December 2008). Andy has art-directed images with many actors including Judi Dench, David Tennant, Ralph Fiennes, Ian McKellan, Patrick Stewart and Damian Lewis. In creating these images he has worked with many classical theatre directors including Michael Boyd (Artistic Director of the RSC), Greg Doran (Chief Associate Director RSC); Michael Attenborough (Artistic Director Almeida) and Dominic Cooke (Artistic Director Royal Court).(Some of his design work is currently on view in the foyer of the CAPITAL Centre: the four most recent Hamlet posters are his.) As Head of RSC Graphic Design Andy is responsible for the direction of the look of the RSC, image creation and aspects of the design of the audience-facing areas of the new Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
Andy has extensive commercial work experience in packaging, exhibition, corporate design, calligraphy, book and cover design, sign design, strategic design and brand creation and a first degree from the University of Reading. There is an exhibition of Hamlet posters from RSC productions over 30 years in the Capital Centre foyer, Milburn House, to accompany the project.
His project was titled Text and Message: Exploring Traditional and Contemporary Influence in Classical Theatre Graphic Design. His objectives were