Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)
Art & Design, emphasis: Graphic Design
Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM)
Areas of Specialization
Branding / Print / Interactive / Web / Typography
Born and raised in northern France, André Pilch grew up traveling around Europe and the United states with missionary parents. At ten, he was introduced to a free web editor and host that helped him start creating websites. He used this platform to post pictures from his first digital camera. At the age of fifteen André moved with his parents to the United States.
André found a start designing for local bands and musicians while he began his college studies. As time passed, the projects grew in number and scope as he began receiving a broader range of clients.
André achieved a Bachelor level degree in 2012. His work earned him a scholarship towards studying another year for a Bachelor of Fine Arts which he completed in 2013. During this time he also began working as a graphic designer on the development of Virtual Cell, an educational video game by WoWiWe Instruction Co., the project was funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
An internship at La Forge des Marques (The Branding Forge) brought him back to France. Following this internship, he moved to the French Alps to serve as a graphic designer and design workshop instructor at Camp des Cimes (Camp of the Peaks).
André currently lives in Minneapolis, MN.