Andy Jenkins is a multidisciplinary artist, artistic director and creative conduit. He orchestrates and collaborates with outstanding multi-media artists to generate innovative results, helping elevate brands, those involved, and, ultimately, the people who will see, use and be inspired by the outcome.
He is currently working as an independent creative director, consultant, curator, designer, Illustrator, writer... a virtual Swiss Army Knife, looking for challenging and fun projects with culturally relevant brands and cool humans.
At 17 Jenkins moved to Denver, Colorado where he attended art school. By 20 he departed the Rockies to start a job as the managing editor of a new BMX magazine, Freestylin' in Los Angeles, California.
He spent the following decade working in and around magazines, as an editor, writer, illustrator and graphic artist, with his two best friends and partners, Mark Lewman and Spike Jonze. The three co-created lifestyle magazines, Homeboy and Dirt (brother to Sassy magazine). The list of other publications Jenkins invaded includes, BMX Action, Transworld Skateboarding & Snowboarding, Poweredge, Snowboarder, Warp, Raygun, Level, Big Brother, Monster Children and Grand Royal.
Eventually, Jenkins expanded his publishing skills and founded, Bend Press, a small independent book and magazine company which has created several published projects over the years, collaborating with several talented writers, photographers, musicians and artists.
In 1994 he went to work for the Girl Skateboard Company as art director, and later, the creative director, where he helped guide the multi-brand company (including Girl, Chocolate, Fourstar Clothing, Royal Trucks and Lakai Footwear) into becoming one of the most beloved and influential institutions in skateboarding. It is at Girl that he founded the infamous Art Dump collective, featuring the artists that contributed to all the Girl brands over the years — a highly regarded list which includes Geoff McFetridge, Evan Hecox, Kevin Lyons, Misato Suzuki and many more. His work with the Art Dump and on a personal level, has been shown in dozens of exhibitions in the United States and across the globe (Japan, England, Australia, France, Spain, Mexico, Holland) and featured in dozens of books, magazines and videos.
As a freelancer, Jenkins has collaborated with a wide range of clients, in multiple industries, as an illustrator, graphic artist and writer. He has also been a featured artist for influential brands as diverse as Nike, Oakley, Sonos, Beats, Levis, Mountain Dew and Product (RED).