Tom White : 9 Surf Studios

Art direction & design

9 Surf is an award winning boutique multidisciplinary studio specializing in art direction, design, and illustration for print, video and the web. I create visual solutions for brands, companies, agencies, studios, and publishers in healthcare, business, science and technology, electronics, education, government, sports, food and beverage, games and entertainment, retail, and editorial.

Illustration & typography

My approach to visual storytelling combines design and illustration allowing me more diversity in the creative process. I draw on the disciplines of typography, 2D and 3D illustration, and photography to any degree appropriate for the message. I've won many awards including ADC, SPD, and lots of others, along with category-specific publishing awards including a recent first place in the New York Book Show.


"Design informed by strategy and history is the engine to a successful result, no matter what the medium." - TW


© Tom White / 9 Surf Studios 2015