If asked, my clients would say that I was able to help them articulate their tastes, preferences and value system as a set of creative capabilities.
They would say they feel differently now because I helped them develop a platform for action that includes goals and a plan to achieve those goals.
Parents of young adults would tell you that my professional and academic background with business, education, design and arts organizations across more than 10 countries, made it possible for their child to embrace a more expansive vision of their future.
Tom’s intense knowledge of working with undergraduate and graduate students, comes from being a Professor of Design at Hofstra University on Long Island and an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Communications Design Department of Pratt Institute of Art and Design in New York City.
Tom is also President of Media A, a design and consulting group with clients such as IBM, NASA, Visa, Novartis, Reuters, the Ford Foundation and Lincoln Center for the Arts. He has spoken to over 250 art, business, political and academic audiences, including the United Nations Conference on the Information Society and the Smithsonian Institute’s Cooper Hewett Museum of Art and Design. His network is filled with professionals across industries and around the world.
His work has been shown in art centers, museums and galleries throughout the world, including the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Venice Biennale in Venice, Italy. His work for TapIt – a free water bottle refilling network in New York City and Washington, won a Communicator award in the Green-Eco category. His 10-meter long digital artwork, A Networked Designer’s Critical Path: 1990-2090, was shown at the Fifth Avenue (New York City) Gallery of the American Institute of Graphic Design and the follow-up project about the “Internet of Things”, was featured in Data Flow: Visualising Information in Graphic Design. The Museum of Modern Art in New York recently acquired a poster designed by Tom Klinkowstein for a performance by the artist Laurie Anderson to be part of its permanent collection and the Designing Modern Women exhibition.