Graphic Design Program
St Lawrence College (2006–2009)
Completed the Graphic Design program in 2009, including an internship with a magazine publisher (Kingston Publications). Classes included Branding, Design Layout, Illustration, Typography, Photography, Drawing, as well as Art & Design History.
UI/UX Designer (2013–2014)
Ballr is an online Fantasy Sports league where friends and strangers can play together, as well as wager real money on their teams. As UI/UX Designer I created a front-end framework that could be used to design a new, responsive front-end interface.
UI/UX Designer (2012–)
RealEstateMogul is an online tutorial course, user forum, and real estate marketplace. As UI/UX Designer I ensure that users of all devices have equal access to the website through responsive web design with a focus on mobile support.
Shopintoit was a Silicon Valley startup I co-founded to provide Pinterest users an easy way to monetize collections of pins with ecommerce. As co-founder I led the design of the branding and interface design for the web properties (web app, blog, forum)
Skills & Experience
Tinkerpad live HTML Editor
Adaptive Pricing Chart
Adaptive Calendar Interface
Single-Page CMS (Parse & S3)
Hexadecimal Grid Illustration
Responsive Website Tester
Tom is one of the best designers I’ve ever met—period. Having worked with creatives from many different firms across Ontario, Tom stands out as being one of the most innovative, refreshing and dedicated Visual Designers I’ve ever met. He takes the time to really understand the business, brand and the audience, and has an uncanny ability to relate to a wide range of businesses and organizations. His specialty—to my mind—is bringing new ideas to the table, and being able to follow through on implementation. Hismake it happenattitude brings success to his employers and to his clients. But there is nothing hurried or rushed about his work; every piece is deliberate, thorough and carefully planned. His mix of right and left brain talents often left me speechless. I would love to work with Tom in the future, and highly recommend him to anyone looking for a designer.
In planning my wedding, I asked Tom to design my invitations. Tom went way beyond that and created apersonal brandfor our wedding that he carried through on our invitations, website, programs, menu cards and anything else that he possibly could (and we were more than happy to let him). We are so delighted with Tom’s ability to use type in fresh and creative ways and think outside the box, while sticking within our budget. Tom knew exactly what we needed even before we did and he accomplished his work with detailed excellence. Thanks, Tom!
My endorsement of Tom Hodgins is a testament to the power of social networking. I hired Tom to design and build my company website without having met him in person. His charismatic and creative nature came through in all of his work and online communications. He passionately embracedopen sourceprojects and out-of-the-box thinking whenever tackling a problem which always resulted in greater choice and quality for the company. Tom’s technical skill was complimented by his talent as a wordsmith—an atypical combination of skills in my experience. Thank you, Tom, for all of your amazing work!
If you have a business that is making money online I can enhance the value you're able to provide. I specialize in responsive web layout, and am able to make your content shine everywhere.
The mobile web accounts for nearly half of web traffic, if your website isn't accessible to those users you are leaving a lot of money on the table.
- build responsive websites and landing pages
- can tailor site content to target different users
- boost conversion on marketing funnels through enhanced mobile support
Let’s work together!
If you’d like to introduce yourself, tell me about your next big project, or collaborate with me and build something together, feel free to start a conversation.