Tom Brown aka TBA+D, Typographer

Tom Brown Art+Design (TBA+D) is a multi-disciplinary design studio that specializes in magazines, books and branding. TBA+D services range from one-off commissions to complete turnkey strategies and solutions. TBA+D studio is in Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada.

  • With a very international client base, Tom has been profiled by Applied Arts, Canada; Computer Arts Magazine, UK; Communication Arts, USA; and Print, USA. Tom has also received recognition from prominent industry organizations including The Advertising and Design Club of Canada, The National Magazine Award (Canada), The National Magazine Awards (USA), Communication Arts Design Annual, Communication Arts Typography Annual, The Art Directors Club of New York, The Pearl Awards (Custom Publishing), Print magazine Regional Design Annual, The Society of Publication Designers, The Type Directors Club of New York, and the Folio Awards.

  • A preeminent graphic designer and typography wizard, Tom has been called on to redesign publications such as Field&Stream, which won him a Luce award for design; Ski magazine, an ASME design finalist; AARP magazine; Bon Appetit (silver for redesign category from SPD) Nature Conservancy magazine, and others. He has done identity branding for countless clients, recently including the Hamilton & Company and San Francisco's T3 Publishing. Tom designs bookcovers for leading publishers such as Scribner, Viking, Penguin and Norton Books. The Society of Publication Designers hired Tom to design their Design Annuals number 43, 44 and 45.


"Tom is a master typographer and brilliant designer, who gets along with any of the crazy personality types in editorial. The guy is versatile, original and makes anyone who hires him look great. So I hire him a lot.” —Scott Mowbray, Executive Editor of Time Magazine.