Hello! my name is Tom Parsons and I’m a designer and illustrator from North Carolina. My designs have embellished books, magazines, cycling jerseys, packaging, posters and more.
Transworld Skateboarding Magazine circa 1986 was my initial inspiration for becoming an artist. All the day-glo, screenprinted skateboard graphics plastered inside those pages were like eye candy to this skinny kid. Sadly, my efforts to emulate my skateboarding heroes came to naught, but I did learn how to draw along the way. And I’m still learning…
I also love mountain bikes. One of these days I hope to ride the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route. That is if I can pry myself out of my basement studio long enough…
Honors & Awards
- Art published in Von Glitschka’s “Crumble, Crackle, Burn” by HOW Books
- Print selected for inclusion in Computer Arts UK for an article on screenprinting.
- Three time winning poster designer for the Bele Chere Festival in Asheville, NC.
- Gold medal from the International Festivals and Events Association for Best Poster Design, Bele Chere Festival.