Meet Andrew Borloz, a freelance designer, artist, and art instructor from a small town within the metropolitan NY/NJ area. He got his bachelor’s degree in industrial design from University of Bridgeport in Connecticut and his master’s degree in computer science from Montclair State College (now Montclair State University).
Andrew is hearing impaired, but he’s never let that affect his outlook on life. He has designed for various companies ranging from the National Park Service and NASA to Sony, toy manufacturers and stencil companies. He also enjoys teaching mixed media, bookbinding, stenciling, and nature printing at workshops, art retreats, shops, and people’s homes.
“I just recently visited one of my nephews’ families – my grandniece and I had a great time creating art together. I bound all of her artwork into one book, and it’s now one of her most cherished treasures.”
When he’s not working or pinning, Andrew can be found in a library or bookstore, in a local or state park, or doing art journaling, experimental printing, drawing, writing, taking photos in NYC, or digitally processing his photos. Andrew’s passion for art, travel, design, books and teaching has earned him over 234k Pinterest followers!
When did you start using Pinterest and what inspired you to make an account?
I started back in 2010 or 2011 after I saw a good number of my artist friends and collage enthusiasts had mentioned Pinterest on Facebook.
Why do you like Pinterest?
I like Pinterest because I get to see what others pin onto their boards. Plus, I find that it’s one of the quickest ways to find unique places to visit and to see where others have been. It’s so much easier and more effective than having to surf through so many websites to find good information or photos. (more…)