Mission

Ohioboy is a small one man/two cat studio cranking big work.
We have done just about every style, every medium, and at every level. From huge 500 page books to large corporate identities to small indie-rock posters.

No matter the size of the job we are excited to research it, sketch it, and knock it out … with a whole lotta passion thrown in.

Personal Bio

My name is Andy Taray and I am the owner, art director, and designer of Ohioboy art & design. Before that, I was an art director at MTV Networks and Platinum Design, Inc. NYC. I was also an instructor of typography and design at the School of Visual Arts in NYC and Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. My work has been featured by AIGA, The Art Directors Club, Print Magazine, Communication Arts, HOW Magazine, The One Show Awards, Plus 81, Akron Beacon Journal, Minneapolis Star Tribune, and PDN. Most recently Chip Taylor, Yonkers, NY album was nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Album Packaging.

I also devote my time with Campfire Goods an apparel line which launched in 2005. We travel the globe selling shirts to people who like them. We hand print every shirt in our studio we like to call the “Litter Box”! Check out the Campfire Goods here… www.wearecampfire.com.

Resume available below for downloading.

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Influences

Growing up I technically had no idea what graphic design was, but as a He-Man loving kid of the 80′s I guess I was “in training” for the job… Collecting everything from baseball cards, to gum wrappers, to records and t-shirts. I guess from an early age I had an eye for design without even knowing it.

I am energized by everything from record covers, to sugar packaging, to fashion styles, and old Sears catalogs. Design, both good and bad, is everywhere we look and has become such a huge part of a company’s success. Nothing gets me more psyched then seeing a small store open and watching them do everything right from a design perspective.

The nice thing about this field is being constantly inspired and influence by new people, places, and things every day.

Interests

My June Birdie / My Fam / My Cats and a whole mess of craft beers, tasty food, and travel.