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Thank you for visiting The Tomberlin Collective, the creative website of Dan & Pat Tomberlin

Artefax Design is Dan's Art & Design showcase

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Here we will share with you the wide range of work we have done and continue to produce, and where we are headed in the future. The Tomberlin Collective is for your information and enjoyment and ours as well. We hope you will agree and return often. 



Successful artist, illustrator, graphic designer, exhibit designer and design educator for more than 30 years.


Dan Tomberlin

I actually worked in the B.C. era, (Before Computers) when graphic artists did it by hand. After graduating from the University of South Carolina with a BA in Fine Arts, a stint in the Air Force and two years of graduate study at Denver University, I began my real training working for the McCann-Erickson and Tucker-Wayne Ad agencies in Atlanta, several major newspapers, printing companies like Litho-Krome (a subsidiary of Hallmark), and Mebane Packaging in North Carolina.

I have designed and directed projects in the areas of printing, packaging, corporate identity, product design and development, retail and trade advertising, annual reports, magazines, catalogs and other collateral materials, and corporate identity for such companies as Ligget-Myers, Sony, Burroughs-Wellcome, Mountain Bell, Pacific Bell, American Bankers Association, The National Archives, U.S. News & World Report, Mobil Oil, BMG and Concord Music, Target (Dayton-Hudson Corp), Kroger, American Express and Carnival Cruise Lines.

In 1985 I bought my first MAC computer, and have been exploring ever since the computer's capabilities for facilitating and enhancing graphic design and production.

In 1986 I formed my first freelance business, Tomberlin & Talent, and have continued to work as an independent designer and consultant. Today my business goes by the name of artefax design.

I also spent many years in museum exhibit & publication design for major museums across the country and tradeshow exhibit design for dozens of organizations and companies. I worked for the Colorado State Museum, the Columbus (GA) Museum of Art, The National Archives, The Montana State Museum, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History, the South Carolina State Museum, The US Space and Rocket Center (Huntsville, AL), The Seminole County Museum (FL), The Smoky Hill Museum (Salina, KS), the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society (FL) and the Hollywood (FL) Art Center.

I've taught Art and Graphic Design at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Kansas Wesleyan University, Westwood College of Technology, the Academy of Art University and at the high school level.

I've been exposed to a wide range of different types of design, and to a lot of the nuances of the design industry. This has allowed me to develop a broad and extensive knowledge base of art and design.

You can view my resume below.

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