Tom has been a successful freelancer, Art Director, Associate Art Director, Designer, and collegiate instructor over the past 25+ years. Today he operates his own business, Man Alive Creative, which offers experienced, professional and diverse art direction, photography, design & layout.

In 2019, Tom added “published author” to his resumé when Scream With Me: The Enduring Legacy of the Misfits was published by Abrams Books. He co-authored and co-designed the book with friend and colleague, Jeremy Dean.


Inspired by the likes of William Christenberry, Walker Evans, Jim Marshall, and Ross Halfin, Tom integrates his deep-rooted love of music and history into three fields of photographic documentation: rock 'n' roll, Alabama, and decay. To view his ongoing archive, go here.


Tom has also accumulated a deep and celebrated resumé in the music industry: Beginning in 1995, Tom managed and created the catalog for The Misfits – including the RIAA-certified Gold coffin box set. While at Caroline, Tom acted as Project Manager for Hole, Bad Brains, Placebo and more. He later headed up North American A&R for Century Media where he went on to sign the 2-time Grammy nominated Shadows Fall as well as being named their VP of Marketing & Artist Affairs.

For more, visit his LinkedIn profile, here.

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