“ The first memory that I have of myself is tiny me with coloring pencils in my hands. Those pencils stuck with me since then, and today the thing that I am most confident in doing, is drawing. I have a degree in architecture which influenced my personality, but it didn't feel like the true me. Serendipity happened, and I discovered something called illustration. I realised how important it is to me to do what you love. Authenticity became a part of my voice. I often mix techniques, use a lot of purple and enjoy the most in conceptual illustration. ”

Contact
Say hi to hi@andreairis.com if you are interested in creating stuff together
Location
Macedonia & Slovenia
Selected clients
Upwork Inc, Wired UK, Dwell Magazine, New Degree Press, ExactPath, Body&Mind Institute, Svemir, Meduza.mk
Press
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upwork.com Behind the “Wake & Make” Campaign
Exhibitions and rewards
World Illustration Awards 2022 / Longlisted Artist
ADC Awards 2022, Category: In-House: Brand, Communication Design, Promotional Materials / Silver Cube
VII. December Illustration fair 2021, Ljubljana
PDP Shift Risography exhibition 2021 / 3rd place
Ilustrofest 2021, Belgrade
Playing Arts Challenge Future edition 2020 / first deck chosen card illustration
Win Music Freedom poster design 2019 / 3rd place
Displate Create Eight Art Challenge 2019 / 2nd place

ExactPath Website Illustrations

Client: ExactPath Australia

Murals for Upwork SF offices

Client: Upwork Inc
AD: Nicholas Scarlet
I was commissioned by Upwork to illustrate two murals for their conference rooms for their office in San Francisco.
The task was to take inspiration from two of SF's districts - SoMa and Sunset.

Authenticity

'Searching for the flame' or 'Authenticity' is an ongoing project, with deep personal nature.
It is a project of experimentation, self exploration of my values, my style and my voice.
After some exercises and courses I did, and a deep self questioning - I discovered that authenticity
is one of my core values, and a thing that has always led me through life unconsciously.

The Secret Son

Client: New Degree Press
Book cover illustration

Andy Warhol

Client: AV Studio
I was commissioned by AV Studio to create a portrait of Andy Warhol in pop art style.
They will use the project for NFT sale for charity purposes for Ukranian refugees.

Macedonian Folklore

Life with Gina

Illustrations inspired by daily life with my miniature schnauzer Gina.

Quarter life questions

The illustrations are part of a personal project on the topic of Quarter Life (Crisis) Questions.

Hope

Project done as a part of a class exercise.
The task was to illustrate a forest by expressing some emotion by your choice.
My choice was Hope.

Digislavia hosting

In 2021 I was selected to be a host of the online artist gallery named Digislavia.
I picked the theme for my hosting to be the perks of being an illustrator.

Food icons

How do you make the most of your outdoor space?

Client: Dwell Magazine
AD: Suzanne Lagasa

I was commissioned to do create an illustration for the section Dwell Asks for the May/June 2022 issue.
Dwell asked their readers: How do you make the most of your outdoor space?

Eating Disorder

Client: UKC Ljubljana
Commission from UKC Ljubljana about their 2020 event for Eating disorder. Canceld due Covid19.

Common mental struggles

Inspired from the 'Eating disorder' commission, I created a whole series of
illustration inspired by the common mental struggles that young people have.
I myself have gone through a lot of them, and it was a personal challenge to visualise them
in form of an image - to depict the feeling in a metaphor.

The Procastinator

Abuse in Sports

Client: meduza.mk
Illustration for an article for the silence about the abuse in sports.

Domestic Abuse

Client: meduza.mk
Illustration for an article about the domestic violence,
and legal aid barriers for victims of domestic abuse.

Sexism Toward Women In Politics

Client: meduza.mk
Illustration for an article about the sexism toward women in politics, particularly in Macedonia,
and how proper education has crucial part in solving the problem.

Mosquito season

Wired Annual 2022

Client: Wired UK
AD: Mary Lees

Transport

Electric accelerates
Roads in 2022 will feature many more electric and sustainable vehicles, as manufacturers go all in on EVs. Subaru’s all-electric Soltera, Ford’s electric version of its F-150 and Mercedes Benz’ EQA (launching in the US) will jostle for space on the motorways with Tesla’s long- awaited Cybertruck, predicted to finally roll off the production line later in the year. Many car companies are producing EVs in 2022 as the first step in longer-term sustainability initiatives – Mercedes-Benz and Ford are committed to becoming fully electric by 2030. The next challenge will be the charging infrastructure and grid capacity.

Entertainment

Chat dethroned
Ellen DeGeneres, the beloved TV talk-show host, will end her show in 2022, after 19 seasons at the top of the daytime- chat game. The Ellen DeGeneres Show won 64 Emmys and DeGeneres presented more than 3,000 episodes – but this has been overshadowed by accusations from staff of a hostile environment where bullying was rife. Pop singer Kelly Clarkson will take over Ellen’s slot – but not everywhere. Some stations have opted instead to run cheaper news-filler shows, citing both the expense and criticisms that the chat format has had its day.

Environment

Nuclear unplugs
In 2022, Germany’s long-term goal to decommission its nuclear plants will finally be accomplished, as the last six go dark. After the Fukushima disaster in 2011, then- chancellor Angela Merkel announced that all of the remaining German nuclear power plants would be shut within the decade. Germany had 17 nuclear power stations in total before 2011, and around a quarter of Germany’s electric power was nuclear; renewables now make up over 50 per cent.

Business

Social currency
Facebook has revealed plans to spend up to $1 billion in 2022 in a campaign to entice creators away from platforms such as TikTok and onto Facebook and Instagram. It will take the form of bonuses, which Facebook will pay to creators who have ads on IGTV videos, or who reach milestones such as a certain number of views on Reels.
The Facebook and Instagram apps will feature a “dedicated place for bonuses” to make it easier to identify who is eligible for the scheme and show creators how to work towards unlocking the payments.

Technology

Apple of your eye
Tim Cook will unveil Apple’s long-rumoured virtual-reality headset in 2022, entering a market dominated by Facebook’s Oculus Quest, PlayStation VR, Valve Index and HTC Vive. Analysts believe its exterior will blend fabric and lightweight materials, while inside, a custom chip more powerful than the M1 processor will drive the hardware and will wirelessly connect to a user’s MacBook or iPhone. The headset will also provide augmented reality experiences – and, no doubt, a whole new way to shop in Apple’s App Store. Sanjana Varghese

Politics

High hopes for retail
New Mexico will launch a regulated and legal market for marijuana from April 1, 2022, becoming the 17th US state to allow cannabis retail. Marijuana- based products sold in specially licensed stores will have a 12 per cent excise tax in addition to state taxes. Therapeutic marijuana for medical purposes had already been legal in the state since 2007, while possession and personal use for over-21s were made legal in June 2021. Public consumption remains outlawed, but the new bill allows those with previous marijuana-related convictions to expunge their records.

Science

Asteroid belted
Nasa’s DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) mission will take place in 2022, more than 11 million kilometres from Earth. It will test whether an asteroid could be steered away from a potential collision with the Earth, through the deliberate crashing of a spacecraft weighing half a tonne at around 24,000kph. An onboard camera will record the impact with a moonlet orbiting the asteroid Didymos, to see if its orbit can be altered. An ESA mission, Hera, will arrive at the site in 2026 to collect more data on the event.

Health

Pre-pandemic plans
In 2022, Dr. Anthony Fauci will initiate a “prototype” vaccine programme in anticipation of
the next pandemic – an idea originally pitched by Dr. Barney Graham in 2017. Using methodologies and research capabilities similar to those that produced the Covid-19 vaccines, it would draw on existing research to create protection against viruses from 20 virus families. By 2027, Dr. Fauci aims to have prototype vaccines for ten of the 20 virus families targeted.

Security

Consent for content
euCONSENT, a cross-border age- verification project covering the EU and UK will launch in 2022. It aims to protect children from online harm by ensuring they can see age- appropriate material, but be blocked from accessing adult services and content. The consortium hopes to achieve this by charging digital providers to create robust and interoperable age-verification and parental-consent infrastructure. Plans for a similar project in the UK were scrapped in 2020, but euCONSENT will set out to achieve many of the same safety goals.

Clubbing during the pandemic

Smartphone detox

Soul Connection

Why the best ideas come in the shower?

Svemir Coffee Bags

Coffee bag packaging illustration
Client: Svemir Coffee Brew Bar
The task was to illustrate some of the fruits from which the different types of coffee is made.
The client wanted me to represent the fruits as characters.

Upwork 'Wake & Make'

Coffee bag packaging illustration
Client: Upwork
AD: Nicholas Scarlet
The task was to capture the moment when inspiration hits, while tasting the fist sip of coffee.
My inspiration came from an unexpected place
—a Netflix show that I was watching about space shuttles.
After thinking about how I feel every morning
while I wait by my espresso machine and finally sense that smell of coffee, it hit me.
What could better explain the boost of energy, than a space shuttle launch?

Adidas Sambarose'

Illustration + animation inspired by my favourite sneaker, Adidas Sambarose.

Body&Mind Institute

Website and merch illustration
Client: Body&Mind Institute
Website and merchandise illustrations for yoga studio Body & Mind Institute.
The task was to illustrate the motion of selected yoga poses and consultations.