Meet the Ticket Designer

Burning Man 2011 Ticket
Burning Man 2011 Ticket

If you were among those who purchased Burning Man tickets since they went on sale on January 19th, you’ve likely gotten your ticket to paradise in the mail already, or are about to.

We thought you’d be interested to know a little about this year’s ticket designer. Andrew Jones is a long-time Burner, professional artist and cultural instigator from the Bay Area who constantly innovates his craft and pushes the boundaries between technology and art. He’s passionate about sharing his gifts with his community.

Unlike some digital artists, Andrew uses technology as an accelerator for his visions, rather than a crutch for his limitations. He uses Photoshop, Painter and a Wacom tablet as effortlessly as the rest of us use our hands, and he uses them to incredible effect, manifesting stunning compositions of visual stream-of-consciousness, seamlessly mixing sweeping gestures with intensive detail and powerful imagery.

Andrew chose to have this year’s ticket image tell the story of Burning Man as a rite of passage. It’s the story each of us experiences as Burning Man makes its indelible mark on our lives. When you get your ticket, take a close look at the detail therein … it’s pretty amazing.

To see more of Andrew’s work, and to learn about his incredible Phadroid live painting performances, visit his website.

About the author: Will Chase

Will Chase first attended Burning Man 2001. He volunteered as the Operations Manager for the ARTery (Black Rock City’s art headquarters) and was on the Burning Man Art Council from 2003-2008. He was Web Team Project Manager and Webmaster from 2004-2009, then transitioned to the Communications Department in 2009 to become Minister of Propaganda, working on global communications strategy. He's the editor-in-chief for the Jackrabbit Speaks newsletter and the Voices of Burning Man blog, and content manager for Burning Man’s websites. He also manages the ePlaya BBS and Burning Man’s social networking efforts.

12 thoughts on “Meet the Ticket Designer