Andy Outis is a multi-disciplinary designer, visual storyteller and creative leader. A "T-shaped" designer, Andy moves fluidly between print, digital, video, experiential and photographic mediums, applying a creative process based in an inquisitive nature to develop compelling concepts and visual forms.
Since 2010, Andy has worked in the Creative Services department at New York magazine. Initially hired as Art Director, in 2014 he was promoted to Creative Director. He leads a team responsible for branding, promotional collateral, websites and videos for the iconic New York brand, its online verticals, including Vulture and The Cut, and signature events such as Vulture Festival and New York Taste.
From 2014 until early 2016, Andy was the creative lead for New York’s Brand Studio, leading custom creative campaigns and digital advertising for a diverse group of clients ranging from HSBC to Marc Jacobs Beauty.
From 2007 to 2010, Andy was the Art Director of Climbing magazine, which joined his interest in rock climbing with his career in design. He was also responsible for designing Urban Climber magazine and The Mountain Gazette, and completed full redesigns of all three titles.
In 2001, Andy founded an independent graphic design office, Shift 7 Studio, in Emeryville, CA, providing graphic design to small businesses, non-profit organizations and artists. He operated Shift 7 for three years, until moving to New York City in 2004.
Andy earned a BFA in graphic design from the California College of the Arts, an MFA/Design from the School of Visual Arts, and has studied extensively at the International Center of Photography.