Tequitia Andrews

Tequitia Andrews is an artist and illustrator from Richmond, Virginia. She has been drawing since she was little, but went the practical route in college. Later on in 2002, Tequitia rediscovered her love of creating art. Initially a painter, she explored different specializations of art and fell in love with illustration.

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Where do you live?
Just outside of Richmond, Virginia

Where have you lived?
Virginia all my days

What medium do you use?
Photoshop and Procreate

How do you stay inspired?
Regular play in my sketchbook

Where do you buy your art supplies?
jerrysartarama.com is my favorite!  Local craft store when I’m impatient or in a pinch.

Do you work traditionally or digitally?
Both, mostly digitally.

What color combination are you most excited about right now?
Saturated reds, pinks, and yellows

Why do you like being an illustrator in 15 words or less?
Making art is my happy place!

If you weren’t an illustrator, what would you be?
A teacher or social worker

What illustration job would you love to get (your dream job)?
See my work on products for a big brand company like Target, Kate Spade, or Anthropologie

Name something you do in your spare time.

Where would you like to travel to next?

What podcasts do you like?
NPR’s “It’s Been a Minute with Sam Sanders” and “Code Switch”

What show have you binge-watched?
Many during quarantine!  Favorite has been “Grimm”

What’s your favorite movie?
“Miracles from Heaven” with Jennifer Garner, I bawl every time I watch it!

What do you listen to while you work?
90’s R&B

If you could eat only one food, what would it be?
French fries

What was your favorite illustration assignment?
HarperCollins book covers

Client List

American Greetings
Artists to Watch
Buffalo Games
Callisto Media
Cricket Wireless
Grace House
NextGen America
Penguin Workshop
Raspberry Books
Richmond Magazine
Sellers Publishing
SPCK Publishing
Usborne Publishing

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