Tom Hamling is a writer, author and maker-of-things from Nashville, Tennessee.
He has produced award-winning work in 4 straight Super Bowls.
Currently, he is a Group Creative Director at GSD&M in Austin, Texas where he runs:
Dodge, Hilton Hotels and Avocados From Mexico.
His Super Bowl work for Avocados has been awarded at D&AD, the Art Directors Club and AICP.
While his Super Bowl work for RadioShack was awarded at Cannes, the ANDYs and AICP.
That work was also named the "Best Spot of the Super Bowl" by Advertising Age, Time and the Wall Street Journal.
Prior to that, he was Vice President and Creative Director at RPA in Los Angeles, California where he led work for Farmers Insurance - a piece of business he helped RPA pitch, win and reinvent.
Before RPA, Tom was a freelance writer for 72ANDSUNNY and spent two and half years at 180LA creating global work for adidas, Sony and Boost Mobile.
And before that, he spent almost three years at WONGDOODY and almost five years at LOWE NY working on campaigns for: Got Milk?, Lego, Heineken, Sprite, Art Center, KNX 1070 and Full Tilt Poker.
In 2007, Tom wrote and sold his first book entitled CELEBRITY VINYL - a coffee table book based on his collection of albums recorded by famous actors, actresses and athletes. In 2011, RANDOM HOUSE picked it up for a second printing.
Tom's work has been recognized with: Cannes Lions, D&AD pencils, One Show Pencils, ANDYs, Webbys, AICP wins, FWA Awards, Art Director Cubes and Obies. It has also been featured in Creativity's Best of the Year, the Comm Arts Annual, Archive Magazine, The New York Times and the Guiness Book of World Records. Two pieces of his work are in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York City.