My name is Andrew Urrutia and I am an artist and muralist from Seattle, Washington.
My journey started at age 16, painting custom footwear for myself and a few friends. Since then, I have worked with over 150 professional athletes and celebrities; from Super Bowl Champions to Grammy nominees, my work has been featured on the biggest stage.
I specialize in painting murals and basketball courts. I'm also widely known for my custom-painted footwear, popular among professional athletes.
Growing up, I was an entrepreneur, not an artist. I was fascinated by the challenge of business. I sold pencils, bumper stickers, t-shirts and more.
In 2017, I noticed an emerging market opportunity: custom-painted footwear in professional sports.
Custom cleats, "wearable art", provided a canvas for our generation to wear anything. They may have been colorful, fashionable, or goofy, but they always made us unique.
Today, footwear color restrictions are lifted in virtually every sports league. I'm proud to have played a role in this movement.