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. This fascination with food would reach mind-altering levels on travels through Asia and Europe and continue on well into college, when he scored his first job at the venerable Bluehour in Portland’s Pearl District.

Andrew eventually received his Bachelors of Architecture from Portland State University, and on occasion has managed several top-level restaurants, including Alma, winner of Bon Appetit’s “Best New Restaurant in America, 2013”. This hands-on experience — coupled with his career as a graphic designer — has given him a unique skill set that is particularly well-suited to creative projects for the hospitality industry. Andrew has helped countless bars, restaurants and hospitality brands with creative challenges both large and small, and works with some of the best food photographers that the west coast has to offer.

Currently residing in Los Angeles, Andrew has an affinity for vintage BMWs, other people’s dogs and trying new restaurants as much as humanly (and fiscally) possible.