Tom Bird upholds the vague and slippery job title of ‘Creative’.  In practice he’s a writer, a designer and an art director.  


He defines his craft as finding unique and surprising ways to combine words and images, to tell stories simply and powerfully. Sometimes for love, sometimes for money. Sometimes these blur.

His professional output involves working together with brands and individuals of all shapes and sizes, helping them to play a role in the global conversation, and ideally, make a contribution to culture.

Outside of commercial projects, he works closely with SkatePal (a skateboard organisation in Palestine) and KLABU (a sports foundation working with refugees).

He thinks he’s done alright so far, since his commercial work has appeared on the news and sold in stores, and his personal work has featured on magazine pages, exhibition walls and inside his nan’s bingo hall.

Based in Amsterdam, available worldwide, always up for a chat ︎︎︎

hello@tombirdistheword.com

Clients:
Nike
IKEA
WeTransfer
Desperados
Netflix
The Body Shop
Greenpeace
SkatePal
Klabu
Desigual
Wrangler
RayBan
Adidas
Paddy Power
Channel4
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Earth Ale Brewing Co.
D&AD

Collaborators:
Wieden + Kennedy [UK & NL]
Mother [UK] 
4creative [UK]
Mr. President [UK]
We Are Pi [NL]
Anomaly [NL]
Halal [NL]
Nike [EMEA]

Talks:
D&AD Awards, 2012 [UK]
Adweek Europe, 2015 [UK]
Glug, 2018 [NL]

Awards:
D&AD New Blood Academy 2012
(1 of 25 graduates selected globally)

1x D&AD Yellow Pencil [Student]

2x D&AD Yellow Pencil [Professional]
– Branding (Desigual, 2020)
– Writing for Design (Bacardi, 2016)

1x Clio [Gold]
– Film (The Body Shop, 2016)

1x Campaign Big [Gold]
– Experiential (Desperados, 2018)

1x Ad Age Agency of the Year
(WE ARE Pi, 2019)

Exhibitions:
Pushing Boarders,
House of Vans, London [UK]

New Radicalism,
Zoho, Rotterdam [NL]

Brno Bienniale of Graphic Design, Prague [CZ]

Insert Concept Here,
ISO, Amsterdam [NL]


︎︎︎ LinkedIn
︎︎︎ Instagram
︎︎︎ Photography


OK that’s enough.  Take me back to the work ︎︎︎