Tom Cotton

Art Director & Designer

Sydney, Australia
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About me

A well rounded and responsive creative specialising in illustrative and graphic design who has been working within the music industry in London for the last 10 years. I am now looking for a change of pace and am moving to Australia (NSW / Victoria) to seek freelance or part-time work.

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  • Motion Graphics
  • Graphic Design
  • Typography
  • Creative Merchandising
  • Print
  • Music Advertising
  • Music Artwork
  • Art Direction
  • Creative Art Direction
  • Creative Direction

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Warner Music Group

    Warner Music Group

    • Music
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    AOL Time Warner

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      Atlantic Records (Warner Music)

      Work history


      Feb 2014
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • For the last 5 years I have been Atlantic Records UK’s in-house Senior Designer / Art Director, building brands and experiences from the ground up for acts such as Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, Mahalia, HONNE, James Blunt, Plan B, and many more. With the wider creative team and my designers we have seen huge success in creating immersive campaigns across offline, social and video platforms. Some highlights include launching 47 global Ed Sheeran merch pop-ups simultaneously, preparing visuals for Stormzy’s historical Glastonbury set and creating a game-changing and infectious visual language for HONNE.


      Sep 2012 - Feb 2014
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Led a small design team based within AOL Platforms called Layer Creative working on digital and print design briefs for three of the main companies that make up AOL Platforms: Be On (A global video based branded entertainment platform that brings together content production, syndication and real-time insights to provide advertisers with an end-to-end platform for long-form branded content across all devices.), (AOL’s display network bringing premium advertising formats and platforms to all screens and devices) and the Huffington Post.


      Apr 2011 - Jul 2012
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • In charge of all Digital and Print Creative running through Warner Music International. Working Closely with the UK Digital Marketing team on continually evolving and developing projects catering for record labels WMG, Atlantic, Rhino, Roadrunner, Warner Bros UK, and Because Music.



      MusicWeek Rising Star

      Music Week

      • Awarded MusicWeeks' Rising Star award for my work at Atlantic Records. Read here: