Stirling Creative | Kennebunk Maine Website Designer

Kennebunk Maine Website Designer, Photographer & Artist

About

Tom Stirling

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.

 

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"YOU CAN'T DEPEND ON YOUR EYES WHEN YOUR IMAGINATION IS OUT OF FOCUS."

Project Imaginat10n

Tom Stirling and Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone

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 entries 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

 

"HARD WORK BEATS TALENT WHEN TALENT DOESN'T WORK HARD."

Portfolio

Below you can find some samples of Tom’s work.
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"THE ONLY PLACE SUCCESS COMES BEFORE WORK IS IN THE DICTIONARY."

Testimonials

Below are testimonials from various clients and colleagues over the past several years.


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.
 

Jason Furze

Jason Furze

Group Manager, Digital Marketing at Kaspersky Lab

"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 working with him."

Christian Mueller

Christian Mueller

Territory Marketing Manager, Norton

"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."

Andreas Schneble

Andreas Schneble

Director of Digital Marketing & Social Media

"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!"
 

Jake Matulewicz

Jake Matulewicz

Director of Worldwide eCommerce at ThreatTrack Security

To see all 30+ testimonials, please connect with me on linkedin.

"EITHER WRITE SOMETHING WORTH READING OR DO SOMETHING WORTH WRITING."

Blog

Scotland 2017

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My Best Photographs of 2016

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Star Trails

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 […]

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2016 Solstice Full Moon – Photoshoot

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 […]

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Journey Into Astrophotography

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 […]

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"THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN COMMUNICATION IS HEARING WHAT ISN'T SAID."

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207.459.9151

thomas@stirlingcreative.com

Kennebunk Maine