Tom White : 9 Surf Studios

Art direction / design / branding

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 seamlessly combines design and illustration allowing me more options when developing creative solutions. I draw on typography, 2D and 3D illustration, and photography to any degree appropriate for the project. 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