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About Me

About me

 

VISUAL DESIGNER & ILLUSTRATOR

Graphic and visual design, logos, icons, infographics and illustration for print & digital

A long and wide-ranging career has taught me a range of skills; design, identity, branding, logos, illustration, digital and print design – from sketch to final design.

Those skills have been put to use in an equally diverse series of sectors; from consumer, retail, entertainment, start-ups and education with such brands as EA Games, BBC, Warner Bros., Cartoon Network and Eureka Entertainment. 

It all starts with pen and paper...

SKILLS

•    Visual design
•    Wireframing and prototyping
•    UI design
•    Illustration
•    Animation
•    Branding and style guides
•    Infographics
•    Logo design
•    Icon design
•    Digital advertising
•    App design
•    Design for print
•    iOS stickers
•    Storyboarding
•    Hand drawn scamps

• Adobe CC 2018: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, After Effects
• Sketch, Invision, Flinto


 

Recommendations

" Tom is a gifted artist who has played a central role in the development of Pogo Europe. He has singlehandedly created a distinctive, consistent style for the sites, which effectively translates the sprit of the brand into something that resonates with our audience. He is also able to combine very high standards and quality with an ability to get things done on time and on brief. "

Bob Slinn, Head of Games Partnerships, EMEA – Facebook

" Tom’s core competencies are really the picture of a highly skilled and organised artist, covering the gamut from creative input to high production value assets delivered on time. "

Julia Munck, Sr Director of Product Management & Marketing at Big Fish

" Great designer and a good listener. He contributed hugely through his designs and artwork to meeting our marketing objectives. "

Rachel Streek, UK CRM Lead at Akzo Nobel Decorative Coatings

" Very high creative standards, clear vision, good people management skills and not afraid to voice his opinion. A great professional and a fantastic guy to have in your team." 

Raf Keustermans, VP, Plumbee Studios

" Tom Read: talented, deadline-focused, professional and fun to be around. Frankly, there aren't many commercial artists that I'd recommend on a long-term basis. Tom's one of the few, and anyone who's looking for a seasoned, professional resident artist won't find better. "

Jeff Zee, Partner, The Virtual Team