Austin “Awti” Andrews


Also known as Awti, Austin W. Andrews (Certifications: CI, CT, NIC Master, BEI Master) is widely recognized as the Deaf Ninja storyteller.  Born into a deaf family and raised in Rochester, New York, Austin has been interpreting professionally since 1997.

After working for over 4 years as the Head Trainer of two different VRS providers, he established Awti Productions (, supplying ASL interpretation, workshops, vlogs, and performances.

Having specialized in NIC Interview workshops for 4 years (The NIC Interview: Aim High, now discontinued), Austin has turned his attention toward presenting on an omnipresent yet neglected topic in his new workshop: Bring Your ASL to Life! Intro to Depiction and Personification.


Austin is currently living in Austin (no joke), Texas.



Click on the following for Austin’s LinkedIn profile!

Also, check out his vlogs here!