Kennebunk Maine Website Designer, Photographer & Artist
About Stirling Creative
Tom Stirling is a website designer with over a decade of experience in digital marketing.
Originally from Scotland, he studied multimedia design at Glasgow Caledonian University – widely regarded as one of the UK’s most dynamic and innovative universities. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus was installed Chancellor of the University in 2012.
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 Skapars Design Group - A Boston based landscape design firm that specialize in bespoke garden design for a ra...
This is an example of a smaller scale project done for an individual. The client needed a site that would help her showcase her ma...
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 1960's/70's heavyweight boxing champion "The Greatest" Muhammad Ali. These drawings I do for my own enjoyment ...
This is a logo I created for a student marketing company based in Andover Massachusetts, this was for an individual feature of a p...
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.
Principal, Ridgeline Communications
Tom is pretty much your ideal co-worker - incredibly talented, hard working, smart, and fun to be around. Tom has the rare combination of deep knowledge on design and technical subjects and the patience and humility to teach that knowledge to others. His presence is a huge plus to any environment, work or otherwise, and I recommend him without hesitation.
President at Red Team International
"I had the pleasure of working with Thomas at DataOne. Thomas was one of my 'go to' people in that if I needed anything done of a graphical or design nature I could count on him to produce top notch work. From company insignias to marketing materials Thomas has a keen eye for cool design. And he turns out his work very quickly. I remember an instance where I had hired a marketing company to create a brochure for DataOne. After 2 months they came in with subpar drafts and nothing they had come up with was exciting. I asked Thomas to take a look at it. Within two days Thomas had created what ended up being our flagship brochure. In fact I was so impressed with the design that we modeled our new web site after it. Thomas has a great sense of humor and works very well in team situations. Thomas has my highest respect and is someone I feel very fortunate to have worked with him!"
"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."
Lead Designer & Founder at Skapars Design Group LLC
"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."
Social Media Specialist
"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
"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"
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 […]
A rare event compelled me to grab my camera and stand out in the cold autumn air for 2 hours. A complete lunar eclipse coincided with a super moon (when the full moon is at its closest point to earth) giving us a “Super Blood Moon”. I stood in my back yard with my wife […]