With a career that spans decades and bridges two centuries, Tom Deja is still devoted to the go-go lifestyle of a graphic designer. He is inexorably drawn to the white knuckle thrills that only brand identities, marketing materials, and publication design can deliver. He was tapped to help brand the relaunched Weekly World News, and design their book Going Mutant: The Batboy Exposed! Tom also designed the Touch & Go Magazine book for Bazillion Points Books, a dream come true for a former Midwestern hardcore kid.
A lifelong fan of comedy and music, and an inexhaustible source of joy and hilarity, Tom has had the opportunity to work with some of his heroes in those areas as well. He has created posters, logos and t-shirt designs for author John Hodgman, as well as for Jesse Thorn's Maximum Fun media empire, and he has done a great deal of work for the Second City, including designing their 50th anniversary logo. He has designed posters, t-shirts, and swag for Jeff Tweedy and Wilco, and continues to create the odd gig poster and record cover for his myriad of rocker friends.
Finally, as if all of that weren’t enough, Tom is also an award-winning illustrator with a thick, luxurious head of hair. He has created illustrations for Disney Adventures Magazine, Jazz Times, New York Newsday, Chicago Parent, and Delaware Today Magazine, among many others. His poster art was also featured in The Art of Modern Rock from Chronicle Books.
Despite all this incredible success, Tom is still waiting for you to reach out and hire him. He's worth more than your money.