Art editor + illustrator
I'm Andy Richards, and I've been toiling away with print and digital design, illustration, animation and art direction to publishers and SMEs, for nearly 18 years. Home is my south London studio, or anywhere with good coffee.
Why Peanut? It was my daughter's nickname when she was born (it's sadly a no-go area now). I could write about creativity, birth of an idea, inspiration and quote great thinkers ... But I'll show you some nice things instead.
Over 18 years I have worked on many subjects and sectors. Could I give a lecture on the inner-workings of hedge funds, supply chains or neo-realist cinema. Probably not. But I can turn these concepts into striking and simple designs. They make me a better designer.
I've had the privilege of working with some great people with great ideas, from national newspapers, high-end magazines, studios and on small projects. And the chance to work on many formats, platforms and disciplines
I have an art and graphic design background, experience in print and production and, for a spell, journalism and creative writing. I also studied photography and film editing. And, briefly, the art of Mexican cooking.
I’ve worked for EMAP, Dow Jones, Euromoney, News International, Wilmington, BBC, Newtrade, Discover Tourism as well as weird indie bands, local theatres, authors and people standing casually at bus stops. Here's a list...