Starting his career in design and art direction, Toby developed a unique hyper-real aesthetic that today, clearly defines his work.
In 2010 at the young age of 27, Toby along with former work colleague, Piotr Stopniak, formed the creative partnership aptly titled Toby and Pete. The duo separated themselves from the rest by bringing a fresh take on multi-disciplinary design, leading to an award winning body of work that spanned commercial and music clients such as, Coke, Pepsi, Flume, Rüfüs Du Sol, Disney, Star Wars, and many more.
Today, now working as an individual, Toby’s passion is focused on film direction. He draws upon his years of experience in design, animation, music, experiential & lighting design and combines them on screen in a way that makes for surreal yet physically plausible worlds. The merger between technology, visual illusions and human interaction is what gives Toby’s work an aesthetic and style that is truly unique.
CONTACT & MANAGEMENT
MoNA - Flume - Rufus Du Sol - Chet Faker - Coke - Pepsico - Netflix - Safia - Pnau - Google - Optus - Cadbury - Diageo - Flight Facilities - Velocity - Lexus - HP - New York Art Directors Club - Star Wars - Canon - Brian Eno & Karl Hyde.
2019 One Show - Gold - Velocity Earnbassadors.
2019 AWARD - Bronze Pencil - PNAU “Changa Tour”.
2019 AWARD - Bronze Pencil - MONA “The Eye”.
2018 ARIAS Nomination - Music Video of the Year - PNAU Go Bang!
2018 Clipped Music Video Festival - PNAU Go Bang!
2018 Sydney FlickerFest - Stephen Dupont, A Restless Peace.
2017 Electronic Music Awards - Winner Best Live Act - Rufus Du Sol.
2016 One Show - Animation - Merit - Australian Cancer Research Foundation - ‘the One’.
2016 The Webbys - Best Home Page – Australian Cancer Research Foundation - ‘the One’.
2016 Adfest - Digital Design – Bronze - Australian Cancer Research Foundation - ‘the One’.
2015 Spikes Asia - Silver – Australian Cancer Research Foundation - ‘the One’
2015 Spikes Asia - Digital Design - Bronze – Australian Cancer Research Foundation - ‘the One’.
2015 Cannes - Microsite - Finalist – Australian Cancer Research Foundation - ‘the One’.
2015 Cannes - Finalist – Australian Cancer Research Foundation - ‘the One’.
2015 Adobe Cutting Edge - Website Of The Year – ACRF - ‘the One’
2015 Adobe Cutting Edge - Website Innovation – ACRF - ‘the One’.
2015 FWA Awards - Website Of The Week – ACRF - ‘the One’
2014 ARIAS Nomination - Music Video of the Year - Chet Faker ‘Talk Is Cheap’.
2013 InTheMix Awards - Best Live Act - Flume.
2013 ARIAS Nomination - Best Live Act - Flume.
2013 AWARD - Typography - Bronze Pencil - Huffington Post “Best Summer Ever’.
2013 AWARD - Bronze Pencil - Print Craft - Hahn ‘Pioneering Beering’.
2012 London International - Typography - Silver - Steve Back ‘Jumping Castle’.
2012 D&AD - Typography - InBook - Steve Back ‘Jumping Castle’.
2011 AWARD - Art Direction - Bronze Pencil - Spring Valley.
2011 AWARD - Print Craft - Silver Pencil - Spring Valley
2019 FlickerFest - Chasing Monsters.
2018 Byron Bay Film Festival - Chasing Monsters.
Sydney Festival - 2018 "The Continuum" art installation.
Semi-Permanent - 2017 "Aperture" art installation.
AWARD Judge - 2016, 2014, 2011.
Electronic Music Conference - Speaker 2016, 2015.
Ableton Live School - Speaker 2016.
Semi-Permanent - Speaker Sydney 2015.
Collective Hub Seminar - A New League.
Semi-Permanent - Speaker Brisbane 2012.
Apple Store Sydney - 2011 Australian InFront.
Collective Hub “A New League” Issue 25 November 2015
Campaign Brief “Directing team Toby & Pete joins Will O’Rourke” November 2015
The FWA “The One Who Will End Cancer” Australian Cancer Research Foundation. May 2015
Art Directors Club Global “Toby & Pete: Knights in Shining Armor” November 2015
Buro 24/7 “What it’s like to direct film clips for Flume and Chet Faker” March 2015
Creative Bloq “How dazzling rave visuals put Toby & Pete in the spotlight” March 2014
The Creators Project “Afternoon Animation Toby & Pete Rocket Viewers Through A Parallel Robot Universe”. October 2013
Junkee “Snooping Around Toby And Pete’s Studio” December 2013
Campaign Brief “Sydney-based creative collective Toby & Pete creates ‘Infinity Prism’ for music producer Flume” August 2013
Little Black Book “Toby & Pete Create Infinity Prism Tour for Flume” August 2013
Design Boom “Flume the infinity prism tour interactive visuals by Toby + Pete” October 2013
Ads of the World “Steve Back Typography” January 2012
Booooooom “Amazing type work by Toby and Pete. Sydney, Australia.” March 2011