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Tom Baumgartner

has always been an artist. A graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago, he funneled his varied interests of painting, photography and printmaking into the digital world. While in Chicago, he worked as an artist and beta tester with Macromind, the start-up company that became Macromedia whose prod… Read More
Tom Baumgartner

has always been an artist. A graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago, he funneled his varied interests of painting, photography and printmaking into the digital world. While in Chicago, he worked as an artist and beta tester with Macromind, the start-up company that became Macromedia whose products like Flash and Director eventually became part of Adobe.

He achieved his chops through years in large format printing for clients like Walmart, Starbucks, Dr. Scholl's, and Embassy Suites. Moving into the web world through his hand coded knowledge of HTML and CSS, he worked locally for DiyOnline.com and moved on to Art Direction at Tucson's largest PR firm Ridgewood Associates, a position he kept for 10yrs. In 2011, he struck out on his own with Orange Design.

With 15yrs experience in the graphic world he has spent more than 30,000 hrs in front of Adobe software products. A veteran of printed material, he's produced hundreds of pieces including billboards, magazine advertisements, convention displays, brochures, folders, and business packages.

Specialized skills include complex animations using Flash, a skill he has honed since first purchasing it in 1998. Adding 3d graphics to the mix, he has been illustrating and animating with Carrara Studio for 12yrs.

Tom is an image addict. As an artist, his art is locally and internationally collected. He pursues mediums including digital light boxes, web art, oil painting and ink drawing.

He also owns, curates and operates an art gallery in Tucson, Wee Gallery. Read Less
  • Art Director
    Ridgewood Associates — Tucson, AZ, USA
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