Kennebunk Maine Website Designer, Photographer & Artist
About Stirling Creative
Tom Stirling is a graphic and website designer with over a decade of experience in digital marketing.
Originally from Glasgow Scotland, he studied multimedia design at Caledonian University – widely regarded as one of the UK’s most dynamic and innovative universities.
In 2013 he was the winner of a national photography contest called Project Imaginat10n sponsored by Canon Cameras and overseen by director Ron Howard. Out of approximately 100,000 entries his photo was one of the finalists and eventually selected by Twitter founder Biz Stone to serve as inspiration for his million dollar budget short film “Evermore”. His work has been featured on Boston.com as well as Wired and NECN cable news.
Tom has skills in website design & development (hand coding as well as CMS experience in Drupal & WordPress), graphic design (Adobe Products including Photoshop and Illustrator), digital photography, video editing, social media & email campaigns.
A dual citizen of the United Kingdom and United States, he lives in Kennebunk, Maine with his wife and two sons. You can read his recommendations here, his blog here and can contact him here.
"YOU CAN'T DEPEND ON YOUR EYES WHEN YOUR IMAGINATION IS OUT OF FOCUS."
In 2012 Tom entered a nation-wide photography contest in the United States – Project Imaginat10n. The contest was run by Canon Cameras and overseen by Hollywood director Ron Howard. Out of approximately 100,000 entires his photo was selected as a finalist and eventually hand picked by Twitter founder Biz Stone to serve as inspiration for his big budget short film “Evermore”
Under the tutelage of Ron Howard the film was inspired by 10 winning entries from 10 different photographic themes. His photo was the winner in the category of “The Unknown”. Below you can view the film that was screened at the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts red carpet premier in Manhattan NYC – which Tom attended in late October 2013.
His contribution to the film can be seen at approximately 3:50s. The photo that inspired this scene can be seen here and also a link to the imdb page can be found here
Tom Stirling with Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone
"HARD WORK BEATS TALENT WHEN TALENT DOESN'T WORK HARD."
Below you can find some samples of Tom’s work.
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This project was for Shannon Games Ltdp - An award winning boardgame manufacturer based in Glasgow Scotland.
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This site is for a large client who needed a website for their company which is the parent company of many well known auto glass r...
Boston Beard Works
Boston Based mustache wax makers Boston Beard Works approached me with a need for a new website to replace their own home made one...
I was approached by the owner of this Maine Based Radon Mitigation company to come up with a new site when his old one become out ...
Under the Milky Way
This photo was taken in August 2015 in my back yard in Kennebunk Maine. Condistions for capturing the Milky Way where near perfect...
This is a shot I took a few years ago in Salem Massachusetts in the garden behind the house of the seven gables. Most peope think ...
I took this image from the roof of my home in Kennebunk Maine in the early summer of 2014. For more of my photography please follo...
This photo was taken as an experimental fun photoshoot one cold february evening in 2012 in my then home of Salem Massachusetts. T...
A drawing of the late great comedian George Carlin. These drawings I do for my own enjoyment and artistic outlet. This was drawn u...
A drawing of writer Stephen King, famous for his novels such as IT, Misery, The Shining and Salem's Lot amongst others. These draw...
A drawing of legendary actor and director Clint Eastwood. These drawings I do for my own enjoyment and artistic outlet. This was d...
A drawing of Bryan Cranston as "Heisenberg" from AMC's "Breaking Bad". These drawings I do for my own enjoymen...
The Devil’s Choice
This is a logo I created Boston Beard Works flagship product "The Devil's Choice" the curled font suggests a sculpted mu...
A logo I created for Aaron radon Mitigation - A Maine based radon mitigation company who had no prior formal logo. The logo was cr...
A logo I created for Ridgeline Communications - A Marblehead Massachusetts based marketing company. I also designed and developed ...
Boston Beard Works
A logo I created for Boston Beard Works - Makers of fine mustache wax products based in Boston Massachusetts. The logo was created...
"THE ONLY PLACE SUCCESS COMES BEFORE WORK IS IN THE DICTIONARY."
Below are testimonials from various clients and colleagues over the past several years.
Tom is an extremely gifted UX/visual designer with the ability to really get into the customers head and create a both effective and beautiful user experience. Tom not once missed a deadline, even with aggressive workloads at times. Always willing to take on work and always going above and beyond is what makes Tom a great person to work with!
Group Manager, Digital Marketing at Kaspersky Lab
Digital Marketing on a global scale is challenging work. The pace is fast, the demands are steep, and the stakes are high. Tom and I worked together in a DM environment that was undergoing enormous change and growth. It was an experience that required people to seek out their better selves in order to stay positive, stay creative, and find unique ways to flourish. Throughout, Tom was a rock. He was a guy that could be leaned on, and he was leaned on quite heavily, and he had the respect of DM and the rest of the business to show for it. The guy is a hard worker, a good human, as even keeled as they come, and he’s hilarious too
Territory Marketing Manager, Norton
"I was working with Thomas 6 timezones away on various internal and external digital projects at Kaspersky. The most impactful was a monthly report for global Digital Marketing. Thomas developed from scratch the visual design for a infographical report, which was one of the most sucessful internal bulletins with +500 subscribers. His ability to take rough ideas and produce finished visuals was crucial for the success. His flexibility, accessibility and goal-driven work ethics were impressive and he never missed any deadlines. As he is a experienced front-end coder as well, we planned to bring this infographical report online in a secure intranet. I enjoyed a lot working with him."
Director, Digital Marketing at Kaspersky Lab
"I worked with Thomas over many years while I was the Global VP of Digital Marketing at Kaspersky Lab. He is an extremely talented Web Producer and Designer. His photography and visual design skills are impressive and award winning. He understands the role of design in the larger marketing context. Besides his skills as a Designer Thomas is a great guy. He would be an asset to any design, web or digital team"
Founder of Bright.com (Acquired by Linkedin)
"Thomas' creative designed continued to impress everyone around him, finding innovative ways to present web sites while sticking solidly to the needs and desires of each individual client. His sheer artistic talent and mastery of photo & video editing software as well as web design make him an invaluable asset to the company."
Founder at Boston Beard Works
"Initially I had imagined creating a website to be an arduous process consisting of headbutting,constant drafts and rejections but with Thomas Stirling this wasn't the case at all, the experience has been nothing less than a true pleasure. In fact I am so satisfied with the Thomas' work I was compelled to to write this recommendation.
Thomas Stirling is something of a rarity in the creative world, its as if he has ambidextrous mind. For example he is a truly gifted artist, an intelligent and creative thinker able to think way outside the box yet hes able to bring it home on time with incredible diligence and detail."
Survivor Contestant, Runner Up
"I hired Thomas to build a portfolio website in 2012. His attention to detail and communication skills throughout the course of the project were outstanding.
In addition to bringing a deep knowledge of design (from the mechanics to creative output), Thomas had an outstanding ability to listen to my wants and needs on the project and was able to apply his expertise in a way that best suited me. He was always willing to answer questions (no matter how small).
Further, Thomas has an incredible eye for detail. He finds a way to infuse his creativity into his web design all the while keeping his clients' needs a priority.
I highly recommend Thomas for any design project -- from a personal portfolio to a business. His attitude and work are second to none, and he made the project a positive experience from start to final product."
Kathryn B. Earle
Founder of Touchstone Advisors
"I've worked with a number of website designers, and Thomas and his services stand out. He listened very carefully to everything I wanted and he delivered a distinctive design concept and a very professional final product that met my criteria. Throughout the project, he consistently suggested improvements I had not thought of and functionality enhancements I didn't even know existed. In short, he was creative, attentive, worked quickly, and surpassed all my expectations. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with him and look forward to doing so, in the future. Thomas added great value to my business."
Distinctive Homes, Senior Sales & Business Development VP
"Thomas was referred to me by a colleague in the industry as I had to design a website for my new business from scratch. He took what little input I provided him and designed an elegant and functional website that had all the content I requested and more. He also did a fantastic job making sure the website was optimized with the necessary tags so that we had high placement in search engine results. We have already received numerous visits to the website as a result. Thomas was quick to respond to any requests for changes and proactive in collaborating with our programmers to get the project completed quickly. I can strongly recommend his services"
Web Publishing, Kaspersky Lab
"Tom is an extremely talented individual; his creativity and skills are one-of-a-kind. Working with Tom on a Digital Marketing team, I felt lucky to have someone on the team that I could rely on to help me implement the tasks that I needed to get done."
To see all testimonials, please connect with me on linkedin.
"EITHER WRITE SOMETHING WORTH READING OR DO SOMETHING WORTH WRITING."
As promised, below is a photo made from 30 minutes of 30 second exposures stacked in photoshop to show how stars revolve around the north star (Polaris) this photo was taken in conditions that where not ideal as there was still a large moon in the sky illuminating the sky. I an hoping that soon […]
Last night I drove out the the West Kennebunk Plains known to locals as the Blueberry Barrens. I knew that this area would be a prime location for getting a shot of the Moon as it was barely over the horizon as its an area of perhaps a few miles in every direction that has […]
I have been taking photographs for just shy of a decade since I emigrated from Scotland to the North East United States. Since the day my father in law put a camera in my hand I was hooked on getting shots that where out of the norm. I always try to capture scenes that have […]