IN 100 WORDS:

Tom Messina knows that clients can’t always “see it” with a sketch and sweet talk. He shines at bringing concepts to life at a level that’s incredibly polished and sophisticated. A multidisciplinary designer with high personal standards and a maker mentality at his core.

His design approach draws a close parallel to sample-based music. The same way producers like 9th Wonder and Madlib can rearrange sounds from the past to shape the future directly inspires how Tom can pull different elements together to create ideas given new context and meaning.

NOW:

Working with an amazing team at Hearst Magazines for their Enthusiast Group of publications. Popular Mechanics, Runner's World, Bicycling and Best Products.

THEN:

Received his BFA in Communication Design with a minor in Digital Communication & New Media from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. At KU he worked as Digital Media Designer, Interactive Design tutor, and Art Directed a number of small teams in non-profit design sprints.

ALWAYS:

Adding to his Spotify playlists, bonding with his cat Otis, baking pizzas, and fueling his shoe collection.