I’m Andrew Tipp. This is my portfolio. There are many like it, but this one is mine. Feel free to browse some of my articles, features, blogs, interviews and guides that have been published across a range of websites and magazines.
Who am I? I’m a web scribbler. A creative dabbler. A media noodler. I work in digital publishing, as an editor for an online marketing agency based in Norwich called Further. I also blog about technology and culture for The Huffington Post.
I was born in Peterborough, but grew up in Devon. I spent my gap year volunteering in South Africa, and studied at Sheffield Hallam University. I graduated with a degree in Psychology, but was bitten by the writing bug while working on student newspapers and magazines. Post-university I spent six months backpacking around South America, and kept a travel blog.
I returned to the UK and started working for a youth media organisation called IP1. I eventually became the editorial director, sub-editing the IP1 magazine and leading content workshops. At the same time I worked freelance as the editor of Style International, a monthly lifestyle magazine distributed in London and East Anglia.
I left IP1 to join London-based backpacking website gapyear.com. I managed the site’s content, PR, communications and social media. I also edited the site’s magazine and presented talks on volunteering at universities and travel trade shows.
And now I’m a digital agency person with a portfolio. I’ve interviewed pop stars and rockers. I’ve written articles about drugs, hipsters and erotica. I’ve penned features about energy, travel and films. I’ve reviewed cult novels. I’ve blogged about branding and marketing.
I also write fiction, and I’m currently working on a collection of short stories. I thinking of releasing it as an e-book. It could be a fun project. I’m also playing around with ideas for a novel.
So that’s me. I work full-time, and I use my spare time to write, read graphic novels, watch films, drink miso soup, plan zombie survival strategies and enjoy cult TV box set marathons. But I’m still open to potential freelance opportunities or creative collaboration ideas.