biography

Andy Spence studied Graphic Design for four years at Gloucester College of Art. He was given his first job working at Art & Design Limited/Wood Whittaker in Gloucester in 1884.

The head of Studio, Simon Allen took him under his wing. He then spent two years in the Creative Department under the magical influence of Creative Director Francis Bacon. Both Simon and Francis were willing to teach and pass on every ounce of their vast knowledge.

In 1987 Andy became Art Director and was asked to open a sister office of Art & Design Ltd in Swindon to open up the M4 corridor and service their main client Philip Morris and main brand Marlboro, predominantly designing livery and circuit signage for their racing teams, concentrating on the Marlboro Mclaren F1 team. Burmah Castrol comissioned the design for their new Castrol GTX innovative two handled, anti-glug plastic oil container. Other clients included Brown Brothers, Cow & Gate, Kraft Foods and Mitsubishi Cars. 

In 1990 he moved to Windsor and decided to go freelance. He was given a retainer at Owls Limited, a division of Clark Hooper Ltd before becoming-Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO. He was also a regular creative freelancer at Barrett Howe Ltd.

During his last year at Art & Design he had been introduced to the very different world of television and was asked to create some logo and marketing designs for a comedy 'Red Dwarf.' As the main graphic designer for Noel Gay TV he worked on many programmes. Kudod Productions invited him to work in the Art Department alongside Set Designer Jonathan Paul Green on the satirical series 'Rory Bremner Who Else?' for Kudos Productions. Since 1993 Andy has worked on countless Comedy, BAFTA and Emmy award winning shows.

Design for print makes up the majority of Andy's work and he has once again been fortunate in working with Lance Fincham of CCS Print  since 1990. Lance's knowledge of print and his exacting eye for quality is legendary within the industry and their collaboration has resulted in many successful projects for happy clients.

Through the menu there are some examples of work and he would welcome the opportunity to discuss any of your design and print requirements. Thank you for visiting this site.