AGL 348: Tom Bairstow

About Tom

Tom Bairstow is a Creative Director, Designer & Founder of NorthHouse, a multi-award-winning creative studio focused on video & digital design for music, brands and live shows.

NorthHouse are globally recognized as a leading studio within the music and live events industry, working with the likes of Coldplay, Beyoncé, Adele, Katy Perry, Shawn Mendes, Lewis Capaldi, Ferrari, GQ, BAFTA, The NFL SuperBowl Half-time Show, The UEFA Euro’s, The Rugby World Cup, and many more.

Most recently they projection mapped Buckingham Palace for the Queen’s Jubilee and are currently working on shows globally.

Tom grew up in Bradford, West Yorkshire, attending Bradford Grammar School, Bradford Art College and Leeds Metropolitan Uni, graduating in 2008 with a BA Hons in Graphic Art & Design where he specialized in moving-image.

He pursued a career in music, playing in touring bands between 2006 – 2009 whilst developing a portfolio as a freelance video director and designer, creating live music visuals, music videos and event films.

In 2010, he moved to London to continue his freelance video work, which gradually progressed into Tom founding NorthHouse in 2012.

NorthHouse have gradually grown as a team over the years, beginning with just one employee in a tiny South London studio beneath a railway arch, into the global creative studio it is today with its UK studio in the heart of London Bridge.

Tom is passionate about creative business and helping people to find a path within the creative industry. He is a creative mentor, the ambassador for media at Big Creative Education College, London and gives talks to schools and Universities around the UK.

Today We Talk About

  • Tom’s background
  • Live Shows
  • Technologies roles in design
  • AI in design
  • Projection Mapping
  • VR and AR
  • 360 videos
  • Growth mindset
  • Playing to your strengths
  • time blocking

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