In the age of fast content creation, be it digital or tangible, it will only get increasingly competitive among the new generation of early bird creatives who are constantly seeking attention of every internet-consuming worm. Some take the faster-better path and others may pave their own unique roads on their own watch. However, Hong Kong born and Toronto bred designer Andy Old tends to shift between the two - just depends on the road conditions. Currently residing in the suburbia of Markham, Ontario, with a hustle outrunning the pace of a true Hong Kong pedestrian, Andy is a creative opportunist in constant search of art and design, incubating each project as oxygen just to dive deeper into the internet to capture the next breath of fresh air.
He received his BID degree in interior design from Ryerson University School of Interior Design in 2010. Since then, he has been on the run, picking up both full-time and freelance gigs left and right like a deprived grocery shopper running up and down the aisles of this global creative community. Worked in the interior design field for about 6 year before answering the call in becoming a full-time art director, helping corporations and independent brands tell their stories.
However, Andy also has a story and voice told through his personal work. He is a film maker by day, produced a catalog of videos including his own music videos and internet series WORKISHOW. He is an illustrator by night, which includes hosting his own sneaker-inspired illustration exhibit known as THIRSTEASE three years in a row between 2015 to 2017. He is a photographer when in need. And lastly, an occasional Hip-Hop artist/beat maker when there is the slightest vacant crack in his schedule.
Yes, no one really hires a Jack of all trades, nor is Andy trying to be one. However, in his own words from his MISSBISH interview:
"All the work I’ve produced up to this point has been driven from being a passionate follower of those artistic fields. It was never a question of whether or not I’d be able to do it, but more so what type of results would surface after diving deep into it. If I sink, then I’ll embrace that failure and never touch that water ever again. But if I stay afloat, best believe I’ll come back to it and dive even deeper the next time around.
I guess, in other words, I don’t like to settle until I’ve given it a fair shot."
If you have made it this far into his bio, you can bet that he would be honoured to speak with you over a coffee or two. Feel free to contact him if you wish to collaborate or simply chat about everyday nothings.