Tom Kurzanski, art director for massively popular online T-shirt store TeeFury, talks with N4AL’s Wendy and Adron about his career in design and illustration.
We discuss TeeFury’s method for artist support and community cultivation, the challenges facing freelance artists, the necessity for constant learning, and the power of customer feedback as a marketing resource.
Tom is an illustrator with more than ten years of professional experience, and a degree in film and creative writing. From an early age, Tom’s aspiration became “to entertain”. Though that has not changed, time has cemented the realization that through entertainment – whether illustration, animation, voiceover, puppetry or film – we have the capacity to open minds and learn, accept new ideas, and escape.
Globe-trekking during his formative years led to an appreciation of different cultures and regions, with which he combines his passion to amuse in order to create works with wide appeal.