I began my career in graphic design while studying Marketing at UNCW’s Cameron School of Business. Since graduating in 2009, I have continued to work with both corporate and music industry clients.
In 2015, I expanded my offerings to include screen printed concert posters and art prints. In my tenure as a poster artist, I have held the honor of winning multiple Expressobeans awards, selling out my prints at dozens of events and national art shows, and generating upwards of $12,000 in charitable contributions to non-profit organizations thus far.
I consider myself to be fluent in both corporate and music industry branding. I enjoy allowing concepts and aspects of both industries overlap in terms of theory, style, and approach whenever applicable.
Regardless of where you land on that spectrum, I have the resources at my fingertips to suit your needs.
When you're ready, contact me and we can work together to bring your vision to reality.
AWARD | Greater Wilmington Business Journal, September 2021. MADE Award - Category: Arts
ART OF THE WEEK | Expressobeans.com, July 2021. Concert poster for Widespread Panic's 3 night run in Wilmington, NC on July 16-18, 2021
ART OF THE WEEK | Expressobeans.com, September 2019. Concert poster for Umphrey's McGee's show in Wilmington, NC on August 18, 2019
ART OF THE WEEK | Expressobeans.com, May 2017. Concert poster for Umphrey's McGee in St. Augustine, FL on April 29, 2017
AWARD: "BEST OF" AD DESIGN | N2 Publishing, 2020. Print advertisement for Starcycle, Cedar Park TX
AWARD: "BEST OF" AD DESIGN | N2 Publishing, 2018. Print advertisement for South End Surf Shop, Wrightsville Beach, NC
PRESS | "Music's Poster Child", Greater Wilmington Business Journal, August 2020
PRESS | "T. Shaw Designs and Nourish NC Partner to Feed New Hanover Students", Plantation Life Magazine, November 2019
PRESS | "Limited edition ILM tank tops to help feed New Hanover kids as school season approaches", Port City Daily, August 2019
PRESS | "No longer in bands, Tom Shaw stays close to music by screen-printing show posters", Star News, May 2016
PUBLISHED ARTICLE | SONICBIDS BLOG: A Graphic Designer's Top Tips for Creating an Eye-Catching Gig Poster, May 2015
Consultations are always free, and coffee's on me if you're local to Wilmington. Reach out with any ideas or questions that you may have and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you!