Tom Jackson's artistic talent and creativity have been a driving force throughout his life. He attended the University of the Arts and the Academy of Fine Arts, both in Philadelphia. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Illustration and a Master's Degree in Graphic Design. He started his own graphic design studio, working for publishers and non-profit institutions. He also teaches classes in publication design and book arts at a college in Philadelphia.
As an illustrator he works in a range of media, creating images that are a blend of the magical, humorous, and visionary for both children and adults.
Tom has also loved children's books, both as a child exploring a new and imaginative world and as an adult experiencing the artist's skill of storytelling.
He is also serious about creating art for products geared to children and young adults.