Sound theory. Smart strategy.
All-out creativity.

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.

The TOM Agency
The TOM Agency

TOM is particularly skilled at…

Making data beautiful.

Whether you’re dealing with numbers, data, or complex ideas, we excel at information-rich storytelling.

Helping brands take the next step.

Need to launch a new venture, or refocus an old one? We position you to succeed with astute strategic design.

Hard-working illustration.

We don’t just make pretty pictures. We visualize smart ideas, and create illustrations with purpose.

Design-driven Communication.

No matter the platform or industry, we turn projects and problems into design-driven opportunities.


We’re right-sized for every challenge.

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.



See our Clientele.

We’re Creatives
without borders.

With a core team in Calgary, and a presence in NYC, California and Istanbul, we are international at heart and in practice. No matter the size or scope, we strive to give our clients premium-quality creative that will compete on the international stage.



See the Work.

This is Thomas

Your Creative Director.

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.

This is Fran

Can leap tall design problems in a single bound.

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 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.

This is Kurt.
He makes our ideas work.

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.

This is Cem.
He makes our ideas dance.

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.

This is Dave.
He’s never without his sketchbook.

A 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.

Interested in joining Team TOM?


We’re always looking for smart and curious people to work with.
Drop us a line with your credentials and work examples.