- about us
Shortly after graduation, I moved back to New York City. I accepted a job as graphic designer at tarte cosmetics.
Initially, I began as the lead designer for web graphics, creating newsletters, home pages, buttons and entire web campaigns. Recently, I designed the tarte™ for True Blood™ website for tarte's team-up with the lead makeup artist for the hit HBO series, True Blood. As the company grows, so has my workload, and I have taken on more projects in product and package design.
Outside of tarte, I have been working on personal projects, from art prints to t-shirt designs and even teaming up with DJs and promoters, creating rock 'n' roll nightlife events in New York City.
I am currently teaching at Miami-Dade Community College’s Interamerican Campus, where I am an assistant professor. I also work at my painting and drawing and show my work online, as well as serving as a volunteer in the community. This painting is just a sample of my work, but my web page will give you a clear vision of what I have done. I have won many awards, including being named Artist of the Year by Hands on Miami in 2008.
Mountain Tops, 2011, Artist's Book
Watercut Aluminum, Powdercoating, Teak, Canvas, Linen
Tom Virgin is a Miami-based artist creating prints, book arts, and public art. His work is in collections nationally including the Walker Art Center, University of California-San Diego, University of Denver, Wells College, and the Jaffe Collection of Book Arts. Tom was awarded the Florida Artist Book Prize in 2006 (Honorable Mentions 2004, 2008, 2010). Public art commissions include Monroe County Art in Public Places, North Key Largo Fire Station; MDCPS Museum Magnet Program, South Side Elementary; and Miami Dade College-Hialeah. He has received support from the Surdna Foundation, Creative Capital Professional Development Program, the State of Florida, Miami-Dade County Cultural Affairs and Tigertail Productions. He has been awarded artist's residencies at the Anderson Center, Jentel Artist Residency, Ucross Foundation, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Montana Artist Refuge, ArtCenter South Florida, and in the National Parks. He teaches for Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and in workshops in South Florida and nationally.