Tom McPhillips is the founder of Atomic Design, based in Lititz Pennsylvania. Originally from the UK, where he worked in theatre, television, music video and commercials, all of which preceded what he is now best known for, the design of Concert Touring. His resume includes such iconic work as the “Bad” and the “Dangerous” tours for Michael Jackson, many tours for Diana Ross, as well as work for The Who, Judas Priest, Eric Clapton, Robert Plant, Mariah Carey, Ricky Martin, Michael Buble and Martina McBride to name but a very few.
His television credits include most of the many MTV Unpluggeds, Live by Request for A&E, multiple award shows including the MTV Video Music Awards, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Soul Train Awards, and many, many other chat, comedy, music shows and specials.
He has also designed corporate events for Turner, CBS, Sony, and many other high profile clients. As well as show design, Tom is also responsible for the design of innovative scenic products that are rentable through Atomic Design and Rosebrand, many of which have become indispensable elements in the set designer’s toolbox.
Tom has also worked extensively in Japan where he has designed many shows for Misia, a huge stadium event for Glay’s 10th anniversary show, the inaugural MTV Japan VMA’s, and the recent Summer Sonic Festivals in Tokyo and Osaka.
Tom is a member of the Art Directors Guild and United Scenic Artists.