My Name is Tom Anders Watkins – I’m Half Finnish, half English, currently studying my final year of Creative Advertising at the University of Lincoln UK.
I’m a self taught designer, film-maker, Illustrator, photographer, storyteller. I freelance to help pay for my studies.
I have had people tattoo my logo designs onto themselves. Had my photography used by LG Electronics as a background on their phone. Won a D&AD ‘Black Pencil’ for my Illustration based ‘When I’m a Dad’ Campaign. I also shoot travel films, and I still can’t decide what I want to specialise in.
To help fund my creative ventures, I sell design ‘templates’ and Photography Actions over on CreativeMarket.com – I had two of the top three selling products of 2013. – See an interview here – Creative Market Interview – I’ve also written for Advanced Photoshop magazine on Photo editing.
I’m one of Adobe Photoshops 25 Under 25 artists, the perks of which I got to visit and show my work off at Cannes Lions 2015, Visit Adobe MAX 2015 in LA, and take over the Photoshop Instagram account for two weeks.
I’m an attendee of the D&AD NewBlood Academy 2014 and 2015. An exclusive two-week creative bootcamp for that years D&AD winners. It included Live briefs for Innocent & Vodafone, visits to Google & whole host of other creatively eye-opening events.
I’m still young, with a hunger to succeed in the creative industry. If you’d like to get in touch about anything feel free to get hold of me via my contact page or say bonjour – [email protected]
Selected live Branding projects:
- Student of the Year – Art Directors Club of Europe
- D&AD – Black Pencil (When I’m a Dad)
- D&AD – Graphite Pencil (Purdey’s)
- D&AD – Wood Pencil (The Body Shop)
- Adobe Ambassador – “Photoshops 25 Under 25”
- ADAA (Adobe Design Achievement Awards) – Print Communication – Semi-Finalist
- Creative Intern – Ogilvy & Mather Paris (Summer 2015) IBM, Vodafone, Coke, Netflix
- Freelance Creative 2009 – 2015 Branding, Illustration, Film/video, Graphic design, packaging, advertising. Clients Include: Visa, Spotify, Adobe, Innocent Smothies, Airbnb
- – Computer Arts June 2014 & July 2015 – Body Shop
- – Advanced Photoshop Issue 112, 116, 137
- – Digital Photographer Issue 149
- – Advanced Creation Photoshop (French)
- – Photography Tips, Tricks & Fixes Bookazine (2014)
- – D&AD Annual 2014 & 2015