Tom Froese is an award winning illustrator, teacher, and speaker. He loves making images that make people happy. In his work, you will experience a flurry of joyful colours, spontaneous textures, and quirky shapes. Freelancing since 2013, Tom has worked for brands and businesses all over the world. Esteemed clients include Yahoo!, Airbnb, GQ France, and Abrams Publishing. He is currently taking on highly creative projects of all kinds, including maps, murals, picture books, packaging, editorial, and advertising. Tom graduated from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design with a B.Des (honours) in 2009.
Teacher and Speaker
As a teacher, Tom loves to inspire fellow creatives to become creatively empowered. He is a Top Teacher on Skillshare, where over 100,000 students have learned his unique approaches to illustration. As a speaker, Tom is a passionate voice in the creative industry, aiming to inspire and equip the next generation of creatives and commercial artists. Tom has been invited to deliver workshops and lectures across the US and Canada, including ICON, Skillshare HQ in New York, and RGD Design Thinkers in Vancouver. Tom also has a YouTube channel dedicated to inspiring and informing folks interested in the creative industry.
Husband, Papa, and Runner
Tom works from his home studio in the small village of Yarrow, about an hour’s drive east of Vancouver. He lives with his wife, Amanda Froese, and two kids — and a funny cat named Blueberry. In his spare time, Tom loves to get outside and run.
Tom is represented in the UK/Europe by Making Pictures and in the US by Dot Array.