by Madeleine Baud
14 February 2018
Meet Andrew Fiscalini, our senior designer.
Who are you?
I'm me. A kid from the country between Geelong and Ballarat. Known solely as Frisky for the last 15 years or so with Frisk or Fisk a little more recently. Rarely as Andrew, though.
What do you do at Liquorice?
Senior Designer. Animation hopeful.
How did you get here?
I got me a BA in Graphic Design from the University of Ballarat back in a time when the Adobe programs were in the low single digits, David Carson was king and nothing existed with an 'i' in front of it.
I started out in a small studio in '99 before moving into advertising at a growing ad agency in 2002. While there, I learnt a whole lot and, most importantly, gained the skills in grading images and kerning headlines Scott would later come to... admire?
It was also there that I met a mutual friend of Scott. When I finished up at that agency in 2009, we were introduced and he got me on board for a bit of freelance work. This work quickly grew into an ongoing arrangement and then into what would become Liquorice, where I've been for the past nine years. Longest-standing Liquorice employee right here.
What's the best thing about working at Liquorice?
Seeing Scott build up all that he has these past nine years, in the way that he has, has been an inspiration and a privilege to be a part of.
If you could learn one new skill, what would it be?
I've kinda started in on this already, in a way. I jumped into digital animation in the latter part of last year, completing a four-month intensive course at Jumbla Academy. Still much to learn, though. I can't call it a skill just yet.
After that, I'd love to learn my way through building and programming modular synths. Cold, electronic music for when our robot overlords take control.
Where do you find inspiration?
Creatives on Instagram (be it music, travel, architecture, Swiss design and times of the past) provide inspiration.
Tell us something we don't know about you.
Career-wise, I was all set to go into textile design but I went into graphic design at the last minute. I occasionally wonder what might have been!
I travel to Japan a bit and I don't mind a bit of LEGO. I also used to play Dungeons and Dragons. In the 80s. When it was cool.