Tom’s background is in landscape gardening & design, which began in the 90's as a gardener & landscape assistant in his native Kentucky. He relocated to the UK in 2001 to study garden design & set up his own London-based design & build practise from 2006 – 2014.
During this time he saw the popularity of CAD software increasing yet felt a sense of frustration when it came to creating attractive drawings. He just didn’t have the time to invest in what are quite specialised and sometimes occasionally used skills.
He realised that many other designers must have these same frustrations & saw an opportunity to help by providing professional plans & visualisations at affordable prices.
In 2014 Tom downed tools & set about assembling an expert team to provide designers across the UK with a service that would allow them to get the drawings they need. It would have to provide a fast friendly service that is easy to use, gives great results and doesn't cost the earth....Show more
Ian completed his BA (Hons) in Visual Communication and Illustration and has since worked on an eclectic range of projects and commissions including illustration, design and art.
His experience includes roles that utilised and complemented his main creative skills; notably the positions of Display Circuit Technician at the Centre for Alternative Technology for six years.
This required a host of skill sets, from interpretive display design to electronics and mechanical engineering to fundraising and landscaping.
In addition to illustration and design work, Ian is currently a steward of a shared 30 acre woodland, where he often realises 3D designs in timber and helps others with their projects too.
His main drive in all freelance work is producing a top quality result, created true to the brief.
He achieves this through a dialogue that is honest, open and friendly.
“There's nothing more satisfying than to have customers thoroughly pleased at the end of the project.”
Mattia is an architectural assistant and illustrator with a masters degree in Architecture from IUAV (The School of Architecture), Venice, Italy.
His experience includes having worked as an architectural assistant at Dorte Mandrup Architects, Copenhagen and Studio Egret West, London.
These roles included creating professional drawings and visualizations for residential, institutional and commercial architectural projects.
He now works as a freelance illustrator and has been a tremendous asset here at Designs Illustrated, where his speed and professionalism win constant praise from our clients....Show more
Tom and his team always deliver excellent work with a quick turnaround. This is invaluable to my business at times when I am rushed off my feet meeting new clients and working on several projects at once.
The Queen of Spades
The feedback has been great, thanks, and I’m really happy with your response time and results. It’s the start of a new working relationship!
Ross Allan Designs
Tom and the team at Designs illustrated have provided a consistently high standard with all aspects of their work, proving they will not only go the extra mile, but instead will go the extra five miles to ensure customer satisfaction. They have worked relentlessly during all hours of night and day to complete contracts within the necessary time scale, and always provide a very professional product which has helped secure contracts and impress clients.
Northumbrian Landscaping Ltd
Thanks very much, the designs look brilliant! And such fast service, really appreciate it.