It's easy to notice the charm, wit, and sly playfulness behind the work of Andrew Neyer -- so it's no surprise that his signature aesthetic should also make an appearance in his Cincinnati-based home office. Take a tour of the designer, art director, and illustrator's bright, inspired space, a combination of clean lines, pops of color, attitude, and, quite fittingly, seating by Charles and Ray Eames. Tell us about your background. As a kid I grew up drawing logos, cartoons, and Nintendo game characters with my older brother, Brad. I was always more attracted to simple graphics. Along with drawing I was always taking something apart and trying to rebuild it or re-purpose scrap components for something else. Every day I was making some type of Rube Goldberg machine or drawing in my sketch pad (an 18″ x 24″ spiral bound). I got my BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD. I moved back to Cincinnati after graduating and got married to my wife Jennifer. We considered moving somewhere else, but made the choice to stay and invest in the city and continue to grow the amazing friendships we had here. What year was your studio established? I started doing freelance work during college, but I would say I really began right after I graduated in 2008. While doing freelance I also worked for about three years as a Display Artist for Urban Outfitters. It was a good job out of school for me and I got to travel to help with displays for new store openings around the country. While working there, I was able to really figure out the type of freelance work I wanted to be doing and never had to take a job I didn't want just for money. Once the timing was right, I made the switch to full-time freelance in October of 2011. Now I am able to balance my time between my freelance and personal work a lot better. Andrew Neyer) Republished in partnership with Herman Miller Lifework. Originally posted by Amy Feezor.