Art Direction, Graphic Design, Illustration, Animation, Problem-Solving

Go for bold, clean, flat.

Avoid too many filters and stock photos.

Aim for clarity over cleverness.

Tom Pappalardo
graphic designer | illustrator | after effects animator
PO Box 880 Northampton, MA 01060

Personal/Creative Projects:
Social: Facebook | Instagram | YouTube

Clients & End Users

I've produced work for national/international brands including Forbes, Audubon, Smithsonian, Clinique, VIBE, Merriam-Webster, Pfizer, TV Guide, Marvel Studios, FX Network, Men’s Fitness,  Rolling Stone, Tesco, Calvin Klein, AMC, Bank Of America, Estee Lauder, GQ, Reductress, Car & Driver, GOOD Media, and a whole bunch more.

I have created print and digital media work for non-profit and educational institutions including National Priorities Project, Stanford University, Farm Aid, Free Press, Represent.Us, Civil Liberties And Public Policy, Media Education Foundation, Amherst College and Smith College.

I've worked with local businesses & organizations including Young@Heart Chorus, Turn It Up!, WRSI The River, The Roost, Green Bean, The Valley Advocate, Downtown Sounds, Indigo Coffee, Northampton Film Festival, Cow Island Music, WFCR, New Century Theater, Easthampton City Arts, Flywheel Arts Collective, Greenfield Center School, and Whole Children/Pathlight.


  • PRSA Chicago Skyline Award (2016, for Adelie Studios)
  • Telly Award (2014, for Adelie Studios)
  • Award of Distinction Recipient in Communicator Awards (2014, for Adelie Studios)
  • Communicator Award of Distinction (2013, for Adelie Studios)
  • Bronze Telly Award (2011, for Adelie Studios)


    • It’s Only Rock & Roll But I Like It (2013, Independent Press)
    • Gigposters Volume 2 (2011, Quirk Books)
    • Typeface: Classic Typography for Contemporary Design (2009, Princeton Architectural Press)
    • Naïve: Modernism and Folklore in Contemporary Graphic Design (2009, Gestalten)
    • Panda Meat Vol. 1 (2005, Last Gasp)
    • Art of Modern Rock (2004, Chronicle Books)


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