Andrew Ellis

Founder of We Are Like Minds

Andrew is a creative director, serial entrepreneur and experienced business development executive. After a BA Hons degree in Graphic Design at The University of the Arts in London, He started his career as a designer and photographer at the seminal creative partnership Hipgnosis. In 1982 he designed the world famous “Choose Life" range of slogan T-Shirts for Katharine Hamnett and co-authored the book ‘Album Cover Album Two’ with Roger Dean & Storm Thorgerson and collaborated on the second Hipgnosis book ‘The Goodbye Look’. In 1982 he founded Icon, an international creative agency based in London & LA specialising in design for the music industry. Andrew sold the business in 1989 to a UK PLC and re-branded the company as Sonicon now a division of AGI Media Europe. His studios' creative work has been published on over 350M albums and singles for artists such as Pink Floyd, Genesis, Robert Plant, Sir Paul McCartney, Radiohead and DuranDuran amongst many others. He founded Eyetoeyein 1994 as one of the worlds first new media agencies, advising a broad range of business on digital strategy, content creation, website development, branding and design. Eyetoeye designed and built some of the first websites in the UK. They also advised many start-ups in the Internet boom years, such as First Tuesday and MoneyWorld, which sold to Interactive Investor. In late 2009 He co-founded the Like Minds Ideas Festival, a global thought leadership platform, holding events in London, Exeter, Helsinki and New York.