Andy Cooke

Design & direction across brand identity, screen and print


👋🏼 Hi, I’m Andy.

I strive to create and build meaningful brand identities that live & breathe across both digital and physical touchpoints, that are rooted in strategy, theory and thinking—that are beautiful, compelling and engaging.

I’m usually the dreamer in the room. The eternal optimist who says it can be done. Let’s just start the thing, then figure out how to actually do it along the way if we need to. Always better to ask for forgiveness than permission, and all that.

Key Capabilities: Identity Design; Design for Screen; Creative Direction; Art Direction; Photography; Moving Image; Design for Print; Project Management; Curation; Creative Strategy

Motion Design by Miriam Palopoli. Sound on! 🔊


Career climbing frame; 2006–

I’ve not had a conventional path through the world of design. It began with failure, led to risk, and eventually to reward. I've learned a lot and progressed quickly in this past decade-and-a-half, which is due to the people who’ve helped me along the way combined with an optimistic attitude and always seeing the potential in opportunity.

I've worked alongside some great minds, hired some great talent, and had the pleasure of working with great clients.

Noteworthy bits

BA (Hons) First Class
Graphic Design
Staffordshire University

Rising Star Award
Design Week

100 Most Influential People in North Staffordshire
2017, 2018
The Sentinel

Commendation
Roses Creative Awards

Best Technical Innovation
The Drum Online Media Awards


I've worked on projects for


I've shown work at

People of Print at Here Gallery (2009), RareKind Manchester at 2022NQ (2012), ArtCrank Manchester at 2022NQ (2013), RareKind London in Soho (2013), Secret 7's at Mother London (2013), Pong Ping at 2022NQ (2014), Dust: Hanley at Upstairs Gallery (2016), Dust: Stoke at ACAVA Spode Works (2016), Dust: Tunstall at Tunstall Baths (2017), Dust: Burslem at The Wedgwood Institute (2017), Dust: Fenton at Fenton Library (2017), Dust: Longton at Longton Town Hall (2017), Letterspace at The Whitworth (2018)

I've spoken and taught at

Graphic Intervention at York St. John University (2012), Advertising & Brand Management at Staffordshire University (2013–17), Beers & Ideas 1 at 2022NQ (2014), Beers & Ideas 2 at 2022NQ (2015), Screen Printing at Present Workshops (2015), Beers & Ideas 3 at Upstairs Gallery (2016), Beers & Ideas 4 at Upstairs Gallery (2016), Then & Now at Staffordshire University (2016), Beers & Ideas 5 at BottleCraft (2017), Connected Futures at Staffordshire University (2017), Connected Futures at Staffordshire University (2018)

I've had work featured in

Grafik Magazine 185: Talent Profile, Typo / graphic Posters, How To Use Type (published by Rockport), Behance: Graphic Design, Behance: Behance.net, Computer Arts Magazine, 64GB: 64 Eminent Creatives from Great Britain (published by viction:ary), Palette 04, Neon: New Fluorescent Graphics (published by viction:ary), FormFiftyFive, WIRED Magazine, Creative Pool, Creative Boom, Creative Review, Creative Bloq, UX Collective on Medium