Toronto-based graphic designer and illustrator. Specializing in original, intelligent, witty and sometimes quirky work that gets noticed without being rude. My goal is always to keep the art in art direction.
Open for illustration and design commissions.
Graphic Design & Illustration
1-5571 Cogswell Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1R3
t 902 401-0809
Since 09/2006 / Tom Froese Graphic Design & Illustration (Toronto, Halifax)
Freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator
Identity, package, print and web design for artists, musicians, photographers, and Entrepreneurs. Illustration for such clients as Report on Business Magazine, The Coast, and the Alumni Association of the University of King’s College, Halifax.
07/2008 – 10/2008 / Co. & Co. design collective (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Collaborative Graphic Designer
Designed multi-page publications and identities for local culture-based clients
including NSCAD University, CKDU 88.1 fm, and GoNorth! Art Tour.
05/2008 – 07/2008 / Co. & Co. Design Collective (Halifax)
Graphic Design Intern
Worked with the art director, client and sponsors to carry out an extensive identity programme for the td Canada Trust Atlantic Jazz Festival.
Since 10/2008 / Maritime Museum of the Atlantic (Halifax)
Hired to collaborate on the development of a CMS-based web site, with the end goals of strengthening the museum’s online profile and improving its visitors’ online experience.
01/2008 – 04/2008 Anna Leonowens Gallery (Halifax)
Graduation Catalogue Design Intern
Raised profile of the graduation catalogue and exhibition program at NSCAD University by designing a 164-page catalogue featuring the work of graduating students.
09/2004 – 09/2006 Springfree Trampoline (Markham, Ontario)
In-house Graphic Designer
Since 09/2006 Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (NSCAD University, Halifax)
Bachelor of Design, Interdisciplinary (will graduate in April 2009)
Skills and Software
Expert: Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, HTML/CSS
Fluent: Dreamweaver, Corel Draw, Microsoft Office, Mac OS X, Windows, Wordpress
Book and Publication Design, Typography, Illustration, Web Site Design and
Development, Image Editing, Digital Photography. Mock-up and Macquette Crafting Technical Writing, Copy Writing, Team Leadership, Project Management, Art Direction
Communication Design Group Scholarship, NSCAD University, Fall 2008
William J. Smith Memorial Scholarship, NSCAD University, Fall 2007
Student Advisor, Faculty Selection Advisory Committee (2009)
Student Advisor, Seeds Gallery Committee, NSCAD University (2008)
Communication Director, Two by Two Art Exhibition and Fundraiser (2007)
Advisor and Editor, Student Union of NSCAD (SUNSCAD) Constitution Committee (2007)
Foundation Student Representative, SUNSCAD (2006 – 2007)
Writing, Typography, Design Criticism and History, Drawing and Illustration, Book and Publication Design, Collaboration, Web Site Design, the Arts, Culture, Teaching, Drawing