Today we’d like to introduce you to Andrew Wiley.
Andrew, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I’m a Graphic Designer, Photographer and Web Designer who was born in Los Angeles. Once I graduated from The Art Institute of Santa Monica, mOcean an entertainment, hired me and that’s where I learned the majority of what I do now. From which software to use for certain jobs to the correct way of organizing files/folders, and branding/advertising the biggest clients there is today. The creative process has always had a major influence on my life. With all the insight and knowledge I knew I wanted to create a brand. On Christmas of 2012, I launched my own brand, HandWrittenLA.
HandWrittenLA is a Los Angeles based brand that emerged from a culture of creativity. Our vision is to compose an engaging brand that links the clients to the creatives. We offer the opportunity to market ambitious, creative entrepreneurs and expand their networks while showcasing their skills to clients in need. Our platform offers clients to simply select who and what service they are in need for. As a company, we develop loyal relationships around the globe and work together to co-brand this concept.
HandWrittenLA was only a clothing line until I met“KMAC” now know as “Ky Richy” from the Bay in 2014. I brought the idea up to him in 2018 that would push our brand to the next level. When we combined our skills, Ky handling the audio/video department and I’ll be handling Graphics, Photography and Web. HWLAproductions our Creative Service Department of HandWrittenLA was created! We now have a plethora of clients and businesses that we handle jobs for. Our team has grow from 2 people to now 7, handling different departments in the company.
HWLA Productions offers many types of services that will help develop your brand. Our services are simply about making you look good; from online, to in person. From beginning to end, we make sure to give you the best professional outcome; as if it was our own.
Creatives include: AUDIO PRODUCTION, AUDIO RECORDING, GRAPHIC DESIGN, PHOTOGRAPHY, PRODUCT CREATION, VIDEO SERVICES, & WEBSITE/APP SERVICES.
Can you give our readers some background on your art?
We support the skills all creatives bring to the table because, in the end, your work should be respected. The musician and producer who put their heart and soul into a track. The model, makeup artist, and stylist who take part in defining beauty. The photographer and videographer who capture the perfect lighting. The painter, tattoo artist, and designer who stay up all night to fine tune for perfection. We acknowledge the hardships and we respect the value of an artist who strives for success. We are HandWrittenLA.
What responsibility, if any, do you think artists have to use their art to help alleviate problems faced by others? Has your art been affected by issues you’ve concerned about?
Yes, Artists have never been more closer to the world due to the easy access of social media. The term “Word of Mouth” can now be extended because of that. We feel directly connected even though the event or issue might be from across the world and can create something based off that.
What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
People can see our apparel on other people! Our clothing has been seen on many music videos must the top of them are on E40 and Futuristic!
- E40 “Plush”
- E40 “All My N*****”
- Futuristic “Flexicution” (remix)
- Futuristic & Devon Terrell “Needed Me” (remix)
- Futuristic & Devon Terrell “Vision”
- Lexy Panterra “One Dance” (remix)
You can also stop by our actual store in Inglewood! 128 S Market Street, Inglewood, CA. 90301.
Most people can see our apparel on Social Media @HandWrittenLA & our work @HWLAproductions! People can support by purchasing any of our products or simply just connecting with us!
- Address: 128 S Market Street, Inglewood, CA. 90301
- Website: https://handwrittenla.com/
- Phone: (424) 227-9290
- Email: info@HandWrittenLA.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/handwrittenla/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HandWrittenLA/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/HandWrittenLA
- Other: https://www.instagram.com/hwlaproductions/