Andrew Ruffhead studied Painting and Printmaking at Brighton Polytechnic, and then Printed Textile Design at the Central School of Art and Design.
He has worked as a textile designer producing fashion, furnishing fabrics and wallpapers for companies such as Osborne and Little, Designers Guild and Calvin Klein.
Andrew has taught at Chelsea School of Art, Worthing, Loughborough College of Art and Design, and was Head of the Printed Textile Department at the University of East London for fifteen years.
He has also worked for the National Institute for Design in Ahmedabad (India) NIFT ( National Institute of Fashion Technology) based in New Delhi, and The National Institute for Design ( NID) in Ahmedabad.
Andrew is a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers, and was chair of the Fashion Textile Discipline Group. He continues to exhibit his work in many galleries in the UK.
Andrew now lives in Spain, and is concentrating on his own printmaking, painting and drawing, also producing prints, cards , quirky coastal maps, and artworks made from recycled wood, coastal driftwood and pieces of marsh-found boats.