QUESTION: What drew you to illustration/design?
ANDRIY: I was plain lucky!
QUESTION: Do you have any formal design training?
ANDRIY: Not really.
QUESTION: Where do you live?
ANDRIY: In Hamburg.
QUESTION: Can you describe your studio for me?
ANDRIY: Pretty small but full of light.
QUESTION: What is your biggest inspiration?
ANDRIY: Well made images and photos and films.
QUESTION: How do you get the best ideas?
ANDRIY: Portfolios of other illustrators.
QUESTION: What technique do you use?
QUESTION: Tell us about a favorite project you have recently completed.
ANDRIY: Demonic images for a bike magazine.
QUESTION: What would be your dream job/Commission?
ANDRIY: Concept artist, but I am not quite there yet.
QUESTION: Who are your illustration heroes?
ANDRIY: I have quite a lot, depending on the style. For storyboards: Dan Milligan, James Crandall etc , Concept Art - Paul Lasagne, Craig Mullins, Jaime Jones. and for Comics - Adam Hughes, Caricature - Jason Seiler ...
QUESTION: Do you keep a sketchbook?
ANDRIY: I do, but I hardly ever use it.
Andriy Vynogradov is thoroughly weather beaten by working full time for a very well respected advertising agency in Germany. Now, as a freelancer he is especially strong in painterly and powerful layouts with personality. His portraits show that he hits the nail on the head with characters.