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Slide About tdcollins _
WEB DESIGN
PRODUCT DESIGN
GRAPHIC DESIGN
ILLUSTRATION
SOUND DESIGN
ART & MUSIC
Thom (aka "tdcollins") has been designing professionally for over 20 years and in that time, he has created award-winning sites for Reebok, Red Bull and SCEA (Sony Computer Entertainment America) and has been a featured speaker at design and art conferences throughout his career.

In addition to his design work he has created sound and music for web applications, video games and other video projects. Thom is an artist first and foremost, and though he fully understands the difference between art and design, he likes to blur that line when he can.
Slide Awards _
CLIO
FWA
THE WEBBY AWARDS
AWWWARDS
THE ONE SHOW
MITX
In 2006, I was volunteering so much that I actually won, "Volunteer of the Year" from the California State Senate. It was given to me as a surprise. I was asked if I would volunteer for an event. At the end of the event, they handed out awards. I never imagined in a hundred years that they brought me there under false pretences to surprise me with such an honor.

In 2004, my work with SCEA (Sony Computer Entertainment America) appeared in Belding Design Annual for "Best Online Advertising Website"

I have won a few others during my time at Zugara. A small wed and advertising firm. Winning several awards and recognition for my work. I received a Clio for my work with Reebok.

I also received an FWA for my personal sound and music site I designed and developed on my own,
Slide Interests _
ASTRONOMY
SURFING
SKATEBOARDING
MARINE AQUARIUMS
PAINTING & DRAWING
"Was your father a rocket scientist, or what?"
Why, yes, yes he was! Because I grew up with a rocket scientist for a father, I naturally took to astronomy. Building my own telescope and studying as much as I can, even to this day. It's a way for me to relax and keep my mind sharp.

I Wanted to be an Oceanographer.
I love anything and everything about the ocean. Any ocean. The sound, the smells, the waves, and the motion. At one point, I wanted to be an oceanographer, but due to my love of art, I chose art first. Now I keep reef tanks as a hobby.

Rock and Rolling
I also love Trial Biking. Mostly popular in Europe, it's gaining a foot hold in the U.S. as well. Building custom bikes is something I really enjoy. Back in the day, I used to race BMX and was sponsored by RedLine Bikes.

Foot on a Board
Due to a serious back injury, I can no longer surf. But that doesn't stop me from enjoying the ocean any chance I get. Surfing and skateboarding is every much a part of me as my arms and legs. And though I cannot do them physically, it is still in my blood. Now, I do still bodysurf and can still surf a bodyboard. But no more 6+ foot waves. 😔