Jack Tom
Director, Education

Jack Tom

Director, Education

Jack Tom is an multidisciplinary and award-winning designer and illustrator with over 35 years experience, producing a wide range of graphic design and illustration. In 1978, he moved to New York City from San Francisco and worked as a staff art director and senior designer at McCall’s Magazine, CBS, andBusiness Week Magazine. In 1985, he started Jack Tom Design, producing illustrations and designs for clients such as Greater Bridgeport Transit, Bausch & Lomb, Gartner, Burger King, McDonald’s, Sony Corp., Time-Warner, HBO, MetLife, Metropool, Aetna, New York University, and American Museum of Natural History, just to name a few.

Jack has received numerous awards and recognitions from Graphis Design and Logo Annuals, Print Regional Design Annuals, Print Best Logos & Symbols, How Promotional Annuals, New York Art Directors, Communication Arts Design & Illustration Annuals, andCreativity Annuals. His digital illustrations are featured in the Adobe Illustrator CS WOW! book series and he is a featured illustrator in Best Practice, The Pros on Adobe Illustrator. His artwork of the “The Seven Deadly Sins” series are now in the permanent museum collection of the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain CT.

He has served as President and Vice President for CADC, and Board Member and Advisor for three Illustration Conferences (ICON 3, 4 and 5). He is also an educator and has taught graphic design and illustration at the University of New Haven, New York University, Fairfield University, Syracuse University, Marywood University, and Norwalk Community College. He is now a full-time Professor of Illustration and Design at Western CT State University.

Email Jack at education@connecticut.aiga.org.