Background

Tyson Thorne is an award-winning designer with experience working at renowned agencies, and at some of the world’s most admired companies. He is currently Global Brand Design Director at Kimberly-Clark where he leads teams in translating brand strategies into seamless consumer experiences.

In his personal life Tyson is committed to exploring the boundaries of visual storytelling through photography. Taking the city of New York as inspiration, his street photography reveals the soul of the city in its details; hip hop fashion, traffic cones, discarded banana peels. Beyond the boundaries of New York, Tyson seeks out the soul in everyday ordinary moments. Inspired by William Eggleston, and others, Tyson carries on the photographic tradition of finding beauty in the mundane. His photography has been exhibited in the US and Europe.

Experience

Global Brand Design Director
Kimberly-Clark, Neenah, WI
Feb 2016–Present

Design Director, Corporate Identity
Johnson & Johnson, New York, NY
Mar 2013–Feb 2016

Design Director, Consumer
Johnson & Johnson, New York, NY
2008–Mar 2013

Senior Communication Designer
Smart Design, New York, NY
2007–2008

Senior Designer / Art Director
TODA, New York, NY
2000–2007

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Design
Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI

Recognition

Communication Arts Design Annual: American Crew Menswork Magazine
Graphis: Darrin Haddad logotype
Graphic Design USA: Various (including Alkaline Trio Crimson deluxe edition)
Mohawk Show: American Crew Folio
National Press Photographers Association: Student Clip Contest Photographer of the Year, 3rd Place
Photo District News: Tony D’Orio Photography website
Photo District News: Richard Schultz photography
Photo District News: Bill Diodato photography
Photo District News: Alan Kaplan photography
Print Design Annual: Darrin Haddad logotype
Print Design Annual: American Crew Folio

Exhibits

Sweatshop: Graphic Design Festival, Breda, Netherlands
Sprawl: Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ
DEMO: Photographs by Tyson Thorne. LIFE, Jersey City, NJ
Both Sides Now: Senior Show. Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI

Credits

Numerous people have been partners in creating the design work showcased on this site. I’m humbled to have called some of the best and brightest my colleagues and my friends.

Special thanks to:

Lindsay Bazos
Joanie Bernstein
Andrew Bontorno
Reed Burgoyne
Travis Stratford and the team at Case
Meredith Clark
Deniz Durmus
Sarah Foley
Scott Frances
Brenda Nyce-Taylor and the Gensler Morristown team
Lisa Hurwitz
David Jackson
Nandita Kamdar
Jason Kobishop
Greg Lindy
Michael Marquis
Michael Marra
Jennifer Meilan
Jack Molloy
Gabe Usadel and team at Ogilvy 485
David Raccuglia
David Reyes
Kevin Rorick
Garrett Rowland
Neil Sadler
Antonio Sanchez
Elvis Swift
Marcos Chavez and team at TODA New York
Todd True, Christina Geist, and Allegra Dweck at True Geist
Joy Young

And many, many more.