About Andy Ward Illustration
Andy has held regular slots in most of the UK national newspapers, producing over 1000 illustrations for the UK’s Daily Mail alone.
He was awarded the AOI professional award for Advertising & Design in 2014 and was shortlisted again in 2015. He has won two Clios for his work with AIDES.
Client testimonials & selected client list
‘Every chance I get to work with Andy Ward I feel like a kid in a candy store! I’m elated. Delighted. I’m filled with glee when I get sketches that are darn near perfection.Susana Sanchez, The Washington Post
I hired Andy for a three-part series leading up to the election for our KidsPost section. The three-part series explained to kids how election ads work, how the candidates get ready for their first debate, and the electoral college and voting! Andy illustrated Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in all three parts consistently and as adorably cute children. His attention to detail and concepts made the package outstanding. Andy is just fun to work with! And I look forward to hiring him again, and again.’
‘Andy is a wonderfully creative illustrator. He transformed my vague concepts into beautifully detailed and stunning art. It is so rare to find someone who hits the nail on the head every time and Andy has delivered time and time again. Andy always goes out of his way and his work shows how much he cares about his projects. He’s a gem! Working with him will never disappoint! ‘Vanessa Han, Penguin New York
‘Creative, quick, professional, quirky. Once editorial deadlines’ loom Andy’s ability to interpret a brief and execute a unique editorial image that lifts dull text heavy pages is unequalled. Calm under pressure his insight brings a colourful and witty solution that has made him a mainstay of Daily Mail features for many years.’Craig Gunn, Daily Mail
‘I’ve had the pleasure of working with Andy for over twelve years across several magazine titles and am continually impressed with his professionalism, creative mind and attention to detail. Unlike so many other illustrators, Andy always manages to sprinkle his magic dust on a commission, surpassing expectations and delivers a thoroughly thought through and beautifully rendered illustration that hits the spot every time.
Simply put, it’s people like Andy that make working in publishing fun. If you’ve never commissioned Andy before, give him a go. If you already have, I’m sure you’ll agree that his recent AOI Award was thoroughly deserved.’Ped Millichamp, Men’s Fitness
‘Andy was commissioned by The Daily Mail to bring my humorous weekly column about motherhood to life. He managed to accurately capture the sensitive subject matter with a characteristic playful illustration which I am proud to have on my wall at home. He is a delight to deal with and very helpful. I always look forward to seeing his work come to life.’Lorraine Candy, ELLE Editor in chief
‘I’ve have had the pleasure of working closely with Andy a couple of times. In particular we worked together on a brand campaign for Sega. its one of the best collaborations that i have worked on, i found Andy to be very creative, flexible and fun to work with. His work is just fantastic and he is a top guy’Paul Tully, Founder pd3 creative agency
‘Andy has created two wonderful posters for Do The Green Thing. For both, he conceived a really clever and disruptive illustration-based idea, executed each with a wonderfully rich illustration and was very collaborative on both occasions, open to thoughts and suggestions. Both times, working with Andy was a delightful and positive experience and produced an exceptionally strong outcome. I can recommend him wholeheartedly’Naresh Ramchandani, Pentagram London
‘Man, Andy’s a genius! I had an idea of what I was seeing but Andy totally took it to the next level and put his unique stamp on it while giving me exactly what I needed. He completely, utterly, & totally nailed this design. Can’t thank him enough.’Ian Hendrickson-Smith, Rondette Jazz