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Q&A with Andrew Groves

Illustrator / image maker | Woodworking project Miscellaneous Adventures

I am Andrew Groves.  I’m an illustrator / image maker creating work for clients and personal projects. I also run a woodworking and outdoor project called Miscellaneous Adventures.

What inspired you to become an illustrator?

I can’t think of one thing or moment where I made a decision to become an illustrator; it’s something that happened over time. Skateboard graphics turned me on to creating artwork for a specific purpose or product so maybe that’s it.

What design software do you use?

Mostly Adobe Illustrator but also pens and pencils, glue and paper and carving tools and axes for my woodwork project.

What is your ideal work environment?

Somewhere quiet, surrounded by outdoor space so I can get away from my screen whenever I want. I pretty much have this now and it works well although the outdoors can be a little too distracting at times.

Where does your design inspiration come from?

Mostly the natural world and the great outdoors. Adventures, wilderness, botany, science, folklore are all constant sources of inspiration. Also, just everyday life and the crazy things you see people doing.

Who is the person you admire most?

I can’t think of any one person who stands out, but I generally admire people who do their own thing, work hard and are passionate about the things they do.