Andrew Steel

Idealog's Most Creative: Artist Andrew J. Steel talks creativity

Most Creative People

Idealog's Most Creative: Artist Andrew J. Steel talks creativity

Andrew J. Steel was the People's Choice winner for Most Creative in Art/Photography in Idealog and Accenture's Most Creative People. Steel’s quirky illustrations can be seen in offices, on walls, on doors, on cars, on bodies, on airplane windows and many other places. He’s prolific and brilliant and, whether it’s to create magic for big brands like Air New Zealand, or for shops like I Love Ugly, he’s in hot demand (check out his recent personal project, Bodylandscape). Here, he discusses what inspiration looks like, why exercise is so important and New Zealand's innovative culture.

All natural

Artist Andrew Steel and photographer Matt Quérée have come together to create a photography series called BodyLandscape, which features 20 women in the nude painted to merge with the landscape behind them. But there’s more to this series than meets the eye: It was a showcase of diversity of ethnicities and body shapes, while for others, it was a way of claiming their body back after a traumatic experience. Here, the pair talk how the concept came to life.

Design Month, brought to you by DNA

As part of Idealog's Design Month, we picked the brains of some of the most interesting individuals in the industry to find out their favourite design-related things, their not-so-secretive side hustles and what inspires them creatively. Here's artist Andrew J. Steel.