Hello

This is the portfolio of graphic designer, Tom Heaton MISTD. The site will hopefully act as a catalyst for creativity—giving me a kick up the backside to produce more portfolio-worthy designs—and at the very least, showcase my recent work. There are a mixture of projects featured; including freelance, self-initiated and some from my time at Raw and DS.Emotion.

These introductory paragraphs are famously awkward for designers to write–how does one describe one's work or methodology without sounding pretentious, egotistical or on the other hand, self-depricating? Here goes…

I am concept-focussed with a love of wit and intelligence in design. I lean more towards Crouwel than Carson, favouring strong grids and pristine typography. Simplicity is harmony.

Experience

Creative Director
Ahoy
2017–Present

Creative Director
DS.Emotion
2014–2017

Senior Designer
Raw Design Studio
2011–2014

Designer
Raw Design Studio
2008–2011

Creative Director
RT2 Design
2006–2008

Recognition

Property Marketing Awards
The Albert Estate
2017

Creative Review Annual
Wolves rebrand
2013

Design Week Awards
Use Your Head (nominated)
2012

D&AD
11 out of 10 (shortlisted)
2011

ISTD Awards
11 out of 10
2011

Roses Design Awards
NHS Summer Health
2010

IPA Best of Health
NHS Summer Health & BAD Health
2010

Roses Design Awards
Christmas by Colour
2009

D&AD Student Awards
Adidas/FIFA World Cup™
2006

ISTD Student Awards
British Library
2006