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Firstname/Profession
Tom
Creative Director / Art Director
8-12 years Experience
Tauranga, Auckland
4101

Represented: 27/02/20


Bio

Meet Tom.

 

Tom is a creative thinker and designer living and working in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. He has over 10 years experience working throughout brand, digital and advertising agencies in England, Australia and NZ. Starting off as a designer, working in digital and progressing into art direction has given him a unique understanding and set of skills that help brands connect with their audience.

 

Creating something new and exciting in a world saturated by marketing is no easy task, it takes innovation and enthusiasm that only a few manage to hold onto a decade into their career – a few like Tom.

 

Since his university days, Tom has been winning awards for his work – 10 awards in 10 years in fact, but let’s just talk about the latest and greatest.

 

Tom’s creativity is matched only by his perceptive restraint giving him a unique outlook that helps connect brands with their audience. His years' of experience show through in the precision and attention to detail that takes a wild idea and turns it into a bold statement.

 

His experience is not just limited to NZ. As an Art Director for CHE Proximity and then Saatchi and Saatchi in Melbourne, Tom was working alongside some of the sharpest marketing talents, generating ideas for some massive clients, such as the Bank of Melbourne.

 

After moving back to NZ, he worked for Tauranga based agency, WAVE, generating brilliant conceptual corporate communications for organisations like the Port of Tauranga and Trustpower.

 

Tom's expertise is not just limited to the traditional design landscape but it also extends into the digital sphere with experience in designing and creating eDMs, digital banners and web design.

 

Drop us a line to work with a progressive designer that makes big statements with minimal fuss.

Expertise

Advertising Art Direction Concepting Design Direction Digital Design Graphic Design Packaging Print

Software

Illustrator CC InDesign CC Photoshop CC

Industries I know well

Alcohol
Building & Construction
FMCG
Food & Beverage
Government
Maritime
Retail
Telecommunications

Honours & awards

Distinction Packaging AGDA Awards 2019
Silver design award - Packaging Best Awards 2019
Silver design award - Business communication Best Awards 2018
4th best direct campaign in the world - The Big Won Report 2015
Finalist 
direct category - Cannes Lion 2014
Gold winner - Mobius 2014
Gold - Clio Sports 2014
Gold 
 integrated - Caples 2014
First class honors Bdes 2010 Massey University
Silver design award - Student 2009

Qualifications

Massey University

Bachelor of Visual Communication, Graphic Design, First Class Honours

2006 - 2009

 

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

Graphic Design Level 4, Graphic Design

Creative. Digital. Marketing. Recruitment.