Sound theory. Smart strategy.
The TOM Agency is a multi-disciplinary creative studio, with a team of curious people focused on creating tactful and striking design work for our clientele.
Need to launch a new venture, or refocus an old one? We position you to succeed with astute strategic design.
No matter the platform or industry, we turn projects and problems into design-driven opportunities.
TOM is built as a scaleable agency. With every project, we tailor-make a creative team to suit your project’s particular parameters. This allows for maximum efficiency, and allows us to work with challenges big and small.
With a core team in Calgary, and a presence in NYC, California and Istanbul, we are international at heart and in practise. No matter the size or scope, we strive to give our clients premium-quality creative that will compete on the international stage.
Principal and Creative Director, Thomas Porostocky started his design career in the NYC magazine industry. After realizing he was far too independent for a cushy office job, he boldly set out to start his own studio… a week before the 2008 global financial crisis. Despite this impeccable timing, that company has evolved into the TOM you see today.
Married with two kids, Thomas has a Bachelor of Design from ACAD (Calgary) and a Masters from the School of Visual Arts (NYC). He was included in Print magazine’s Top 20 Under 30, and has had his name and work appear in numerous design annuals, books and exhibits. When he’s not designing, he’s lusting after cars he’ll never own.
Designer Fran Motta joined TOM after stints working and studying in Philadelphia and Toronto. With a Bachelor of Design degree from the Alberta College of Art and Design, she has won various national awards for her work. Fran is also currently the volunteer design lead for the local chapter of TEDx.
Along with her role as designer at TOM, she is also the office DJ. When she’s not pushin’ pixels, she’s pushin’ pedals on her bike or rearranging her micro-apartment.
Kurt began developing websites when he was 14, (before CSS was invented). Now a Political Science graduate, theatre enthusiast and part-time yogi, Kurt defies the norm by intersecting his passion for tackling social issues with his love of making beautiful websites.
Our Animation Director, Cem completed his master’s degree in the Designer as Author program at the School of Visual Arts. With his background in music, he’s been specializing in motion graphics and audio/video projects ever since. He rides a Yamaha SR400 motorcycle and he splits his time between Istanbul and the rest of the world.
Designer and Illustrator, Dave grew up in a small town in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, playing cops and robbers by day and disappearing into his sketchbooks by night. He received his Illustration BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design, and his MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. In his free time, he makes bad techno music and daydreams about having a dog.
We’re always looking for smart and curious people to work with.
Drop us a line, with your credentials and work examples.