MICHAEL RYAN ANDOLSEK, was born in Landstuhl, Germany on June 20, 1991 to William and Mary Andolsek. As a child, he quickly developed a fixation with the fashion world that has lasted into adulthood with immense intensity. At age 17, he began studying all the basics of the industry at the Salt Lake Community College Fashion Institute.
Two years later he moved on to study abroad with Parsons The New School For Design in Paris, France. He continued his mentorship in the art and practice of draping under Cecile Pelous, a retired Master Draper for notable couture houses like Christian Dior and Nina Ricci. He was then accepted to study at the prestigious École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne.
Still not diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at this point, a year in Paris proved to be too much for his unresolved personal difficulties. Throughout his childhood, no thought of autism was on anyone's mind, despite many clear indicators. He made a sudden move back from France to Salt Lake City, which prompted the Andolsek family to seek medical analysis. Immediately, mental health professionals at the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute concluded that Michael Ryan Andolsek, 21 years old, was indeed a person with autism.
He claims that his diagnosis has only helped him, and does not necessarily wish he had been given it sooner.
He continues to heavily focus on his strength in creating. Composing music, drawing, painting, designing interiors, and building the Andolsek Company are what fill the days of MR ANDOLSEK.