Tom Gaskell

Art Director

“The amount of talent inside these studio walls is frightening”

As a boy all I loved to do was draw and play sport. Not a great deal has changed.

My design story started in 2000 at Macclesfield College, as a lanky, quiet lad. I had originally signed up to study Art but quickly changed as soon as I learnt that there was a Graphic Design course on offer. I loved computers and I loved to draw… perfect! To this day I believe College was the making of me.

Next stop was Salford University. Still lanky but not so quiet, I studied an HND in Graphic Design. I didn’t learn an awful lot but managed to build up a decent portfolio, which enabled me get my first job in the design industry at a small agency in Macclesfield, Cheshire.

In 2007, I took a deep breath and set up my own business from my bedroom. I had to learn a lot very quickly. I wanted to get involved in all aspects of design projects from initial client contact and taking briefs, to concepts, producing final artwork and presenting the final design. Setting up my business helped me to achieve all these.

After seven successful years working at home in my pyjamas, I decided I needed a new challenge (and someone to talk to!). The opportunity to work for Parker Design came along just at the right time, and as soon as I arrived at the stunning offices and got talking to everyone I knew it was exactly what I was looking for.

The amount of talent inside these studio walls is frightening; and the variety of work we handle is awesome. I honestly believe we can do anything.

In my free time I love spending time with my young family. I also enjoy playing golf, watching golf and talking about golf… very sad!