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his year being his 20th at Girl Skateboards, Andy Jenkins is a true veteran of art and design. Needless to say, his work continues to have a profound influence on both seasoned and aspiring designers. Andy was born in Sevilla, Spain, where his mother is from, and his father is from Jackson, Mississippi. Having grown up on Air Force bases around the world and within the United States, Andy has been able to channel his diverse background into his personal and professional work. After gaining an associate degree at the Colorado Institute of Art, Andy relocated to Southern California in 1984 to work with Mark Lewman and Spike Jonze at Freestylin’, BMX Action and Homeboy, among other magazines. He spent nine years doing a variety of magazine tasks such as editing, writing, illustrating and designing. Andy also has a knack for creating ‘zines and comic strips, with his iconic Lettus Bee character from Wrench Pilot still showing up now and again after first being published by TransWorld in 1989. In 1993 Andy was hired by Girl and has been there to this day. Whether it’s a board series, T-shirt, advertisement, catalogue or video, every day delivers a new challenge. As head “tinkerer” at The Art Dump, he helps manage the load and keeps things rolling smoothly. With such a large body of creative work and skills in so many areas of art, design and illustration, it’s impossible to point at one thing and say, “This is what Andy does.” —Randy Laybourne bendpress.com

left to right: Girl “Mechanical Bird” Howard Girl “Howard” Rick Howard Girl “Constellation” Wilson Girl “Mechanical Robot” Mariano Blockhead “Street Standard” “Bless This Ramp” illustration Blind “Cat In The Hat” Jason Lee Fuel “Jenkins Artist Series” Girl “Eric Koston” Girl “Wrench Pilot” Howard Girl “Bad Dog #2” Howard Girl Yeah Right! logo Girl/Chocolate Pretty Sweet logo Wooden Girl - Sean Sheffey Wooden Girl - Howard Skateboarder cover - June 2001

“Red MC2” by Andy Jenkins. Created exclusively for Concrete Skateboarding. 18

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Art Blender 125 Andy Jenkins  

Concrete Skateboarding issue 125 Art Blender with Andy Jenkins. Original artwork by Andy Jenkins exclusively for Concrete Skateboarding Maga...

Art Blender 125 Andy Jenkins  

Concrete Skateboarding issue 125 Art Blender with Andy Jenkins. Original artwork by Andy Jenkins exclusively for Concrete Skateboarding Maga...

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