Andre Rivera (he/they) is a Latine illustrator, game designer, and TTRPG performer. His work largely focuses on the blend of the natural, the magical, and the historical, demonstrating the personality of characters that inhabit these crossroads. His primary mediums for visual art include digital, graphite, colored pencil and marker.
Andre grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana and began their visual art career in high school as a caricaturist at the Indianapolis Zoo, as well as personal commissions and works for school theater productions. Soon after, they were accepted into and attended Herron School of Art + Design at IUPUI for a BFA with distinctions in drawing and illustration. He takes inspiration from Al Hirschfeld, Bill Peet, NC Wyeth, TS Sullivan, Bruce Timm, Yuko Ota, Saira Vargas, paleolithic cave art, and medieval European manuscript illumination.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Andre took a year-long break from education to work in the online tabletop roleplaying space. He worked as both a player and a game master alongside production channels like The Welcome Inn, ManaPot Studios and co-founding the channel Total Party Kiss. They have participated in campaigns such as The Atomless, Tragedy of Theolosian, and Streets of Gotham, as well as longshots such as The Unicorn Hunt, The Red Line and Power Rangers: The Next Generation. He has also released several original games, including Glyph>, American Werewolf Biker Club, The Bound TTRPG Collection, and LODESTAR.