Hi. I'm Tom.
I'm an illustrator & the creative director of Independent Currencies,
an innovative consultancy that offers strategy
and high-end design for luxury brands.

I studied Fine Art at Leeds College, the Slade School of Fine Art, (London), and the Cooper Union School in New York. My work has been shown with Phyllida Barlow at the Serpentine, The Mall Galleries, Tenderpixel London and Rokeby Gallery.

I was head-hunted by one of the world’s largest printers of banknotes, creating designs for central banks and other financial institutions.

The Banknote is the Alpha and Omega of art: it is pattern, typography, portraiture, drawing. It is lithography, silkscreen, intaglio, letterpress. A banknote is the touchstone of culture, the window into worlds, a monument, memorial, and memory. Banknotes are mass-produced, yet personal. Identical, yet crafted.

I draw on my industry knowledge to create high-end design for luxury brands, as well as NFT art on the blockchain.

Past clients include Bank of England, BBC, Greater Manchester Police, Orion Security Print, Selfridges & Co, Secure Media, Rohan & University College London.

The Art Of Money (2019) is a small portfolio of banknote design work, made exclusively outside the banknote industry.

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