Given name: Tomasz Pawel Wegrzyn
AKA: Tom, Tom W., Tommy, Tomek
Job description: Award Winning Artist, Designer, Inventor
Date of birth: February 16, 1970
Place of birth: Wroclaw, Poland
Place of residence: West Palm Beach, FL
Past places of residence: Poland, Austria, Costa Rica,
Los Angeles California, Toronto Canada
Tom Wegrzyn is an internationally award winning artist, creative director, designer, inventor living in West Palm Beach, Florida. Tom specializes in custom art which includes Brand Identity, Design, Portraits, Paintings, Illustrations, Photo-Retouching, to name a few.
Tom has delivered creative solutions for over 3 decades in many disciplines. Please have a look at the clients testimonials to get an idea of what others have to say about his work and their experience.
Born in communist Wroclaw, Poland on February 16, 1970 to Ewa and Maciej Wegrzyn. As an only child Tom was eluded the company of siblings. At an early age his preference to the arts was prominent. Unlike other children his attention remained inside with his paintbrushes rather than outside with friends. At the age of six Ewa decided to enroll him in a school for fine arts, it was obvious to her then that her son's talent spanned beyond drawing, it was his passion.
In the early 80's Tom's mother was heavily involved with the anti-communist freedom movement 'Solidarity'. With overflowing members of the movement being unfairly prosecuted, she was left with no other choice but to flee the country. In 1980, two weeks before Martial Law was introduced, the family escaped Poland. For a year they found temporary shelter in refugee camps in Austria. Yet, wishes for a better life remained alive, and in 1981 the family was accepted into Canada.
In the course of 47 years, Tom relocated 40+ times in 5 different countries. Life was literally in a suitcase. The only factor that was ever constant was art. It became the roots that were always present to hold his life together. It was the one variable that never changed. It was the glue that held it all together.
Frustrated with the fine art industry in Toronto for its lack of enthusiasm, Tom turned to commercial art in hope to find a creative outlet that would allow his self-expression to flourish. Shortly after graduating at the top of his class from Sheridan College he began illustrating for Marvel Comics in New York. He worked on over 50 titles, that included; Hulk, X-Men, X-Caliber and many more. Five years later he returned to Sheridan College, for computer animation. Graduating with honors granted Tom employment opportunities in California. While living in Los Angeles he worked in the film industry, as a 3D Modeler, animator, motion artist and lighting director. Tom has worked with many high profile clients and has the ability like a chameleon to change his creative style to the clients needs. Returning to Toronto in 2002 Tom had the chance to work as a creative/art director for the advertising industry and was able to put together an impressive client list.
At the age of 38 Tom’s first son Anthony was born and with it a new idea. While trying to find a night-light for his son’s room, Tom wasn’t impressed with any of the styles or designs on the market so he took it into his own hands to invent a product that the market hasn’t seen yet. Once Tom put his creative mind to it he invented a night-light, which wowed anybody he showed it to. It was creative, fun, and not just for kids, everyone wanted it, thus came the birth of 3D Light FX. The company has more than 100 sku’s that are sold in over 74 countries and in most retail stores around the world.
Tom says, “I’m truly blessed to have the unique opportunity to be creative everyday. It’s what fuels me, it pushes me to achieve greatness… to create is happiness.”
A2Z CLIENT LIST
3D LIGHT FX
BUSHIDO KAI MARTIAL ARTS
CALANDRA LAW FIRM
CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL AUTOSHOW
CAMERON HUBBS PHOTOGRAPHY
COLOUR YOUR WORLD
GO HEALTH CENTER
LION INK PRINT
MICHAEL CUEVAS REALTY
ONE ON ONE ADVERTISING
RHYTHM & HUES
SAM MCDADI REAL ESTATE
ST. LOUIS BAR AND GRILL
SWEET HARMONY MUSIC STUDIO
UNITED VAN LINES
VOLARE EURO BAR CAFFE
WPB NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOC
In Tom Wegrzyn's capacity as Creative Director, he applied his creative design expertise and business acumen to effectively lead the development of the brand, digital advertising campaigns, and creative strategy for this program from the start to successful finish. Tom’s work received several commendations from Google’s Chief Marketing Officer and the global marketing team for the program’s excellent success, and for being the first to launch in North America. There is no doubt that Google sets the standard for the industry, and Tom’s launch of the Canada Get Your Business Online program represents a significant contribution to the industry as a whole. Tom possesses a fundamental understanding of not only creatively conceptualizing but of building small businesses from the ground up, and he successes relating to this program serve as a testament to his highly unique abilities.
Tom also created lead several digital advertising campaigns for us at Google that significantly contributed to enhancing the company’s marketing capacity and reputation for being at the cutting edge of technology-based marketing. For instance, one banner campaign designed and implemented by Tom set a record click-through-rate for performance, and was translated to several languages and implemented globally. Given the sheer volume of digital campaigns Google launches and the company’s core competency in this area, this is an extraordinary accomplishment and is a true testament to Tom’s place at the top of his field.
Another campaign that Tom provided the creative direction for was called “Hello Google”, and featured an inside look at Google’s Mountain View campus which enabled users from around the globe to digitally view Google insider educational videos teaching them how to succeed using Google’s small business products. I also worked with Tom to create the brand and logo for Google’s global team of digital marketing experts, called the O-Force (“Online Force”). Throughout this project, Tom Wegrzyn exhibited out-of-the-box creativity and cutting-edge innovative ideas which lead to the completion of a highly successful brand for Google, which is now widely known across Google internally, and among industry experts.
Marketing Director, Google Fiber - Google, Inc
Tom Wegrzyn is a person of extraordinary ability in design innovation, who has achieved sustained international acclaim in his field. Tom served as Creative Director and Designer of the highest repute, and an integral visionary leader on the ColorShadow team, most notably for his work in innovating and designing projects for some of the worlds most recognized brands; such as Volvo, GE, Lamborghini, Toshiba, JUNO Awards, and the Internaional Autoshow, to name a few. Mr. Wegrzyn’s out-of-the-box creativity was exactly what our clients were looking for, and he was easily able to envision how his ideas could be translated to technology and executed. He played a critical role in the full life cycle of our projects, from providing creative direction, to developing a design execution strategy and overseeing our design team to achieve his vision. Projects he was involved with included the design of creative applications, websites, interactive software, and promotional and marketing materials. One of the most impressive and unique qualities about Mr. Wegrzyn was that he has been able to consistently leverage his innate creative abilities into highly commercially successful endeavors, for instance sit on executive round-tables for our clients as their creative head during product launches.
Ultimately, Tom’s work with ColorShadow enhanced our organization’s reputation for creative capacity and contributed to bottom line growth. Tom was a core member of our team whose skills were invaluable and essential to our work. Tom played a critical role with ColorShadow, and through his cutting-edge designs and innovation, his work enabled us to respond to market realities (and develop
new products to meet demand). His exceptional professional contributions and accomplishments enhanced ColorShadow’s reputation for innovation.
President & Founder - ColorShadow Communications, Inc.
I had the pleasure of working closely with Tom Wegrzyn between 1999 and 2002. Within these three short years of working as a creative team, Tom and I developed a number of advertising and branding campaigns for some of Canada’s leading companies. Some of the campaigns we developed won us five different awards in the areas of branding and advertising for creative talent at some of world’s most prestigious competitions.
Tom impressed me not only with his abilities to deliver results but more importantly with his commitment to excellence that was an inspiration to our entire team.
Founder, CEO - Engage Advertising
I have hired Tom Wegrzyn for many projects over the past 30 years. This time, to create the 'visual presence' of my entire product line. No small thing. We're talking protein powders, weight loss products, anti-inflammatories, digestive aids, immune boosters, etc; these are all very different in their respective markets, and yet, I wanted a 'look' to seamlessly mesh together from an artistic standpoint. Color selections, script font, proportioning--the whole visual branding package. He came through in flying colors--literally! Everybody loved the new appearance--the reaction was overwhelmingly positive!
In fact, the branding was so unique it held up for over 16 years! That's saying something. So many graphic trends have come and gone since then, yet Tom's product branding still looks ahead of the curve. A direct effect of Tom's visionary talent and sense of what ultimately works best.
Tom needs no hype. No spin on anything he's artistically ever accomplished. Simply put... Tom's a world-class presence--an artist extraordinaire. A gifted gem. A wonderful human being with a colossal talent and a big heart.
A conclusion I say with indisputable certainty...
Tom really is THAT outstanding!
B.Sc.,R.H.N, R.N.C. and O.M.
Tom Wegrzyn takes a fresh approach to the genre of abstract. The pieces are layered and give the appearance of cutting into the human skin. I feel like I am either viewing a topographical experience or delving into a surreal microscopic view of a living anatomical cross section. Revisit abstraction and the wonderful offering from each individual painting in the 'Artformorphosis' series.
Stewart H. Pollock
Spin Gallery Director
I met Tom Wegrzyn in 2011 while working on a multi-million dollar marketing program for Google Canada. We needed a designer to help us create a website, marketing materials as well as a brand for the program after a very prestigious (and pricey) international advertising agency failed to deliver quality work. We heard that a talented illustrator and graphic designer whose resume included working with Marvel Comics was available, so we hired him on the spot.
Tom's design skills went above and beyond any individual that I had worked with - including some of the best designers and illustrators from top New York advertising agencies. He quickly grasped the concept of our program and rapidly produced high quality designs. He was also able to adapt to several different formats - digital assets for use online (e.g. websites and online ads) as well as offline assets for events (e.g. signage and event programs).
Tom's a master artist, but his work ethic deserves equal recognition. In our industry, deadlines and objectives change rapidly. You never have as much time as you’d like to accomplish projects and if any individual demands projects to work on their timeline, it makes working as a team impossible. Tom was a true team player and partner to us. He showed up on nights and weekends to sit side-by-side with our team. Without a doubt, if Tom hadn't been part of our team, our project would have been a failure.
Marketing Director, Global Small Business - Google, Inc.
Astounding and poetic. Graceful and Insightful. Striking yet Peaceful.
Tom brings to his pieces hidden emotions and a deceptively elementary display of humanity. In my home his collections create wonder and intrigue, evoking a ceaseless introspection. No doubt many have felt the way I do about Tom's work. His work is simply brilliant.
I have known Tom personally for more than 30 years. I have been a real estate professional for more than 25 years. A few years back we had some branding issues with our real estate business. Tom came on board as the marketing director with the purpose of completely revamping/creating our brand. His work was a game changer. His branding took our business to the next level. Years later, the work he did, today still holds strong. The uniqueness and innovativeness he added to our marketing has enabled us to grow our business to unfathomable heights. We are one of the top ranking real estate teams in the country which is in part attributed to Tom’s work and vision.
Tom has always demonstrated discipline and strong work ethic. I have seen Tom blossom as an artist over the years. He has always had exceptional talent and passion for his craft. Tom has become, without a shadow of a doubt, one-of-a-kind artist and the quality of work he puts out is unparalleled.
B.Sc.,MBA, Owner - Sam McDadi Real Estate Inc.
Tom, your work speaks to me. I feel connected to mankind through your work and my darkest hours do not seem as so. It is a rarity for an artist to achieve so much through one painting as you have managed to. Your painting has not only become part of my home, as it sits above my dining table, but a part of my very being. Thank you, thank you, thank you Tom.
I know Tom both professionally and personally and I have come to have immense respect for his unparalleled abilities. I first met Tom over 15 years ago while the company I worked for and the company he worked for jointly participated in a project, and I can speak to his creative genius, diverse capabilities and artistic innovative capacity which are all inspiring. I’ve seen firsthand again and again how Tom creates something from nothing – not just on canvas, but with any medium ‐ his talents really are incredible. Tom is at the top of his field, and his critical work remains a driving force in the design innovation companies that he contributes to. Tom’s reputation for commercial and artistic success, cutting‐edge talent and prominence in the field makes him a respected figure and places him at the apex of the field.
Founder, Spintta Communications Inc.
Wow! Your artwork is phenomenal! You Tom, have that rare ability to look at and capture to the canvas the "quintessential essence" of the desired image. Your sense of proportions, use of color, and delivery of "mood" makes your work truly enduring and enjoyable. Realism or abstract, oil or water, traditional style or modern boldness, all your art shouts of excellence!
Timeless expressions of mysticism, truth, love, sexuality, and tragedy.
Tom Wegrzyn is an artist of truly enigmatic versatility-with a raw talent for capturing the illimitable essence of the human spirit and making it tangible. Wegrzyn's works evoke emotion and wonder from art all enthusiasts'. His esteemed name and collection will radiate throughout the ages. I have a Tom Wegrzyn original entitled "comfort". It is a very unique piece: this painting captures the essence of it's title and is the pride of my art collection.
RHN, RNCP, RhA, RHT, Nutritionist
Tom Wegrzyn is a gem! His artwork is inspired and superlative. It has an ability to transfix the viewer. His creations titillate the senses with their sumptuous beauty, intricate details, colours, forms and textures. His style has an originality all of its own. In my opinion, his masterful work belongs in all of the greatest art museums around the world for everyone to be able to appreciate and pay homage to.
VP Business Development - Ethnic Channels Group & Nextologies
In all my years of working closely with designers and artists, I've never found an artist like you Tom, who is so meticulous in paying attention to the finest detail. Your quality of work is unreachable. I never cease to be amazed and awed by whatever you put your hand on.
Photographer, Co-owner - The Momento
Tom is a master. His talent is undeniable. He captures images with more precision and detail than the human eye. He impacts the art scene and his work will move you in a way you did not think was possible.
Lawyer - Barrister, Solicitor & Notary Public
Tom is one of the most talented artist I know, and also a creative inspiration to me. He has the skills, and talent to produce anything his clients envision. Combine that with his passion and personal drive to push the boundaries of visual expression, and you have yourself a modern day D'avinci!
Owner - Fotopod Booth, LLC