Andy Ward is a UK based freelance illustrator. He studied painting at the Norwich School of Art before moving to London, spending eight years freelancing for editorial and advertising clients. His focus has since broadened to include toy design, animation, jewellery and fashion. His illustration work has appeared on the backs of buses, on billboards, in shop windows, on balloons, in magazines, on bikinis, in newspapers, on pencils, on jackets, in books, on stickers, on cd's, as record covers, on handbags, on coats, on t-shirts, on skirts, blown up for exhibition displays, hand sewn in sequins, miniaturized for mobile phones, on the TV, on the catwalk, in the cinema, and online. He currently has a weekly slot in The Independent, The Sunday Telegraph, & a monthly slot in the Observer national UK newspapers. His animation work has been shown on TV, cinema, and more recently at London's IMAX cinema. He is currently working with Spanish fashion label Custo Barcelona, having collaborated on around 300 pieces for their spring/summer and fall/winter 2006/2007/2008 collections. His animated short film La Vuelta del Super Barrio made with Bob Jaroc, Plaid, and Super Barrio in Mexico City was released on Warp Records in 2006.