Past: Andrew Long took eight years to fi nish his four-year degree in graphic design – instead of studying he amused himself with amateur photography, art and drinking coffee. He funded this laid- back student life with a part- time customer services job at MOTAT, Auckland’s Museum of Transport and Technology. A more considered work ethic kicked in when he saw the size of his student debt and after graduating he talked himself into a full- time graphic design position at the museum – a fun and interesting workplace. Present: Realizing he was somewhat less than a perfectionist and that full- time graphic design wasn’t his calling, Andrew spit- polished his CV and merged his artistic skills with a love of wheeler- dealing, taking a digital marketing job at Random House New Zealand. He thoroughly enjoyed the world of books, specializing in graphics and social media. Several years and one corporate merger later, Andrew found himself digital marketing manager at what became Penguin Random House. He now works as marketing and sales manager for Auckland University Press. As a side gig, he was the photographer for the Cook Islands travel story in this issue ( page 144), accompanying his partner NZ Life
& Leisure writer Emma Rawson. Future: A self- declared fun- loving arty nerd, Andrew hopes one day to create board games. Not computer games or traditional board games such as Monopoly but German- style games like Settlers of Catan or Ticket to Ride. Whatever happens, he’ll never stop loving art.