Andy Cruz of House Industries
Andy Cruz is one of the founders of House Industries. The brand was created with Rich Roat, who Andy met at the age of 16 in Wilmington, Delaware. There Andy and Rich founded the Brand Design Company in 1993, which was soon renamed House Industries, as it’s known today.
One of their first clients was Jeri Heiden, the art director of Warner Brothers Records, but since then House has created fonts and visual designs for several renowed personalities and brands such as Jimmy Kimmel, Hermès, Ed Roth, Muji, Heath Ceramics, The Eames Office and The New Yorker. House creates identities that become indelibly linked to their subject.
With House Industries, Andy has published The Process is the Inspiration, which is a fearless look at how curiosity and collaboration drives lasting work, and the Lettering Manual with Ken Barber, an how-to guide that introduces to professional hand-lettering .
Andy’s work with House is in the permanent collections of many important museums, such as the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation.