Andrew Eastman grew up in Portland, Oregon and traces his love for food to parents who grew nearly all their own vegetables, including a father who introduced him to such lifelong passions as kimchi and sriracha.

His fascination with cuisine reached new heights while living abroad—and continued on during college—when he scored his first job at Portland’s venerable Bluehour (a restaurant which many consider the origin of the city’s culinary renaissance).

After graduating, Andrew went on to pursue all manner of creative projects, which eventually led him to a career in graphic design in both freelance and agency settings. In search of adventure, Andrew quit his job and set out for Los Angeles, and immediately took a position running Alma, winner of Bon Appétit’s “Best New Restaurant in America 2013.” He then started his own company the following year, and helped countless bars, restaurants, and hospitality brands with creative challenges both large and small. In 2017, he took over the creative department at Wagstaff—the first and largest agency of its kind—whose five North American offices offer PR, social media, and creative services to the travel and hospitality industries. Andrew remained as Executive Director of Design until November 2019, when he decided to return to freelancing and consulting for the industry he loves and the industry to which he owes his career.

Andrew now works from home in East Hollywood, and spends most of his free time working on his vintage BMW, petting other people’s dogs, and trying new restaurants as often as humanly (and financially) possible.