I am a burrito-destroying, IPA-drinking, mountain-biking, 3D printing, sci-fi-reading Dad with excellent taste in Dad music. I have many strengths and a few weaknesses. I can't cook, I can't run, and I don't do math. Oh, and I’ve been consistently misspelling the same seven words every day for thirty years. AI has helped me overcome some of these shortcomings, except for the running part. I won't be able to outrun our AI robot overlords.
I love all things design—architecture, interiors, and industrial. I am so lucky to be working in an industry that is constantly evolving. It inspires me daily and keeps pushing me to learn and grow.
I have been pushing pixels around screens since animated gifs were cool and Macromedia Flash was all the rage. I’ve had a diverse career working with ad agencies, software startups, and video game companies. This experience has provided me with a unique blend of design expertise, story-telling, creative innovation, and technical proficiency.
I excel as a designer and animator, with expertise in After Effects and the Creative Suite. I consider myself a 3D generalist and recently completed the C4D Accent class at the School of Motion.
Overall, I am a versatile and adaptable creative professional who is reliable, easygoing, and fun to work with.
Let’s work together!
Uplight Energy Software
Art Director, Motion Designer
Studio HEFT Design Studio
Freelance Motion Designer
Spillt Motion Design Studio
Freelance Motion Designer
TDA Advertising Advertising
Freelance Senior Designer
Bethesda Softworks Video Games
Senior Director, Brand Marketing and Communications at Uplight
I've worked with Tom at Uplight over the last year and a half, both at Uplight and with Tom as a freelancer. Having come from the agency world, where I've worked with dozens and dozens of creative folks, I always appreciate working with someone who balances collaboration as well as strong advocacy for ideas. Tom achieves this balance really well - hearing the objectives of what the creative work is trying to do, collaborating toward a final result, but also making a strong case for the work when he feels it's right for the assignment. I look forward to the next time we can work together!
Lindsey Keefe Meehan
Vice President of Marketing at Uplight
Tom is one of the best creative professionals I've had the pleasure of working with. As an Art Director, Motion Designer, and people manager at Uplight, Tom was exceptional at leading cross-functional groups to establish clear, meaningful messaging and then orchestrating a team of design professionals to bring that message to life. From website launches/redesigns to video to experiential, Tom delivers high-quality, impactful designs that drive business results.
Head of Professional Services at Uplight
Tom is an outstanding art director, motion designer, collaborator, and teammate. Our group and I relied on him to lead a team of other talented designers, bringing our energy stories to life in video, print, digital and spatial formats (yes, he even had a strong hand in designing our day-to-day working space and then transforming it again for onsite conferences). He has a keen eye for design, shaping both the big direction and the key details that have helped our visual identity stand out. It’s usual for designers to bring their own ideas, but Tom also listens and has the skill and demeanor to incorporate, develop and enhance others’ ideas to meet and surpass what is needed. If you have the chance to work with him, I recommend it.
Over the years, I have had the privilege of collaborating with a diverse range of clients, both small and large, from around the world. Here’s a selection: