Ever since he was a child, Tommy Pesavento has been helping people who have something to say (or sell) connect with their audience. Back then, he was designing some of his first campaigns for friends who sold lemonade or babysat – either by naming their "company", designing their logo, or crafting their first business cards for them. Since those early days, brand development, design, and storytelling have been at the centerpiece of Tommy's professional career. Always tapped in to what makes people take action, Tommy's clients are often astonished at his uncanny ability to articulate exactly what they want, but could not quite put into words.
Over the past 15 years of sharpening his creative skills, Tommy has assisted a wide variety of clients in building or strengthening their brand message. The clients he has worked with run the gamut from golf legend Jack Nicklaus, to celebrity chef Mario Batali, to multi-platinum Grammy®-winner 50 Cent—along with such beloved consumer brands as Disney, Nickelodeon, Mr. Coffee, Porsche, Dole, and the YMCA. More recently, he has partnered with several global technology companies, such as HP, Twitter, Google, vmware, Edmodo, and, more recently, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, to provide design, marketing, and brand strategy.
"The work I do never feels like work because I love what I do, and I've been told my enthusiasm for branding is contagious by clients and colleagues alike."
As a designer and creative director, Tommy has overseen the creative strategy behind hundreds of packaging refreshes, ad campaigns, brand development projects, and marketing initiatives for both public and private companies. Additionally, he has received multiple ADDY® awards and an International Design Award for design and copywriting.
While his main focus is on B2B, B2C, and tech startups, Tommy also mentors other designers and writers, providing valuable guidance and opportunities at key points in their careers. As a former board member of the AIGA, Tommy brings to the table a vast network of vendors, business partners, and other resources crucial for establishing, building, or refreshing a brand.
A recent Bay Area transplant from Los Angeles, Tommy is currently available for consulting services or speaking engagements nationwide.