About

Tom Eykemans is Design Director at Lucia | Marquand, which develops, designs, and produces books with museums, artists, and publishers. He is the co-founder of the inaugural Seattle Art Book Fair (postponed) and founder of the independent Tome Press. He freelances for a variety of local and national clients, producing books, posters, logos, film graphics, and illustrations. He was previously Senior Designer at the University of Washington Press. He received a BFA in Visual Communication Design from the University of Washington School of Art in 2002. He was born in Seattle to Dutch parents and raised in Port Angeles, where the mountains greet the sea.

Contact

tom@eykemans.com
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Talks and Activities

Judge for the 2020 AUP Book, Jacket, and Journal Show.
Co-founder of the inaugural Seattle Art Book Fair (postponed).
Member of the Design Advisory Committee for ARCADE Magazine. 2014–.
Guest speaker for the Arts Enterprise & Cultural Innovation (AECI) program at Western Washington University. 2018, 2020.
Guest critic for the graduate level "Experimental Storytelling" course at the UW School of Art. 2018.
Guest reviewer for the AIGA UW Portfolio Review. 2018.
Interview with Gina Kaufmann on Central Standard for NPR. 2017.
Speaker. "The Monograph Mullet." TypeCon. 2016.
Panelist. "Does It Have to Be Blue? The Purpose and Evolution of Book Covers in University Press Publishing." Association of American University Presses Conference. Denver, Colorado. 2015.
AIGA Changemaker. Delridge Grocery Co-op branding initiative. 2015.

Writing and Articles

Make Books, Not War!. University of Washington Press Blog. August, 2016.
Covering Scholarship: The Evolution of Book Design at University Presses. ARCADE Magazine. Issue 33.2, Fall 2015.
Behind the Covers: ‘Classical Seattle’. University of Washington Press Blog. December 9, 2015.
Behind the Covers: ‘Temple Grove‘. University of Washington Press Blog. March 5, 2015.
Behind the Covers: ‘No-No Boy‘. University of Washington Press Blog. August 27, 2014.
Behind the Covers: Joshua Howe‘s ‘Behind the Curve‘. University of Washington Press Blog. June 25, 2014.
Behind the Covers: ‘Citizen 13660‘. University of Washington Press Blog. April 9, 2014.
Behind the Covers: ‘Narrative of the Sufferings of Lewis Clarke'. University of Washington Press Blog. February 27, 2014.

Awards

Finalist for the 2019 Washington State Book Award (The Lines That Make Us), 2019.
AAUP Book, Jacket, and Journal Show (Betty MacDonald series), 2017.
AAUP Book, Jacket, and Journal Show (Black Women in Sequence; Gender and Chinese History; The Holding Hours; Market Street), 2016.
AAUP Book, Jacket, and Journal Show (Temple Grove), 2014.
AAUP Book, Jacket, and Journal Show (The Republic of Nature), 2013.
AIGA 50 Books / 50 Covers winner (Narrative of the Sufferings of Lewis Clarke), 2012.
Hello Poster Show (Forces of Nature), 2012.
AIGA 50 Books / 50 Covers winner (Red Autobiographies), 2011.
AAUP Book, Jacket, and Journal Show (Red Autobiographies; Affect and Artificial Intelligence; Darwin‘s Pharmacy; Broken Ground), 2011.
AAUP Book, Jacket, and Journal Show (Winning the Math Wars; With a Single Glance), 2010.
AAUP Book, Jacket, and Journal Show (Yellowfish), 2009.

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