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Self portrait, 2017
Biography

Tom is an award-winning designer, bringing seventeen years of design experience to his current role at IDEO.


He approaches projects with an eye for engagement and empathy, letting emotion and storytelling set a strong foundation for meticulous, human-centered design. His resulting work marries the naturally relatable with the technically refined.  

Prior to joining IDEO, Tom lead the design group at SapientNitro, served as Director of Design at Beam Interactive, and held senior creative roles at Isobar, and de-construct in his native London.

Tom is also a passionate photographer, specializing in landscapes and portraiture. His work has been published in magazines, album art, and music blogs. Tom maintains a photo journal featuring images from his travels, and a collection of vintage cameras that make dusting a serious undertaking.

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Experience

IDEO (Design Consultant)
SapientNitro (Design Director)
Beam (Design Director)
Isobar (Art Director)
de-construct (Senior Designer)
MRM Partners (Designer)
Less Rain (Design Lead)
okupi (Designer)


Clients

adidas
Reebok
Nikon
Panasonic
Nokia
Microsoft
Unilever
Fidelity
Bank of America
Virgin Mobile
Pabst
Saucony
Sony
Yahoo!




(c) Tom Kershaw 2018