TOBY IS A VISUAL FILM AND PROJECTS DIRECTOR
Starting his career in print craft, creative retouching, photo-illustration and design, 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 photo-illustration and cgi typography. The early years would see multiple AWARDs, a London International, and a D&AD.
T&P didn’t stop at print-craft. Teaming up with record label, Future Classic and their newest signing, Flume, the team jumped head first into physical lighting design and then animation. The creation of Flume’s early live show took T&P into a new world of creative outlet. Their visual artworks toured the world with the young superstar, being witnessed by millions of screaming fans. This introduction to the music industry struck home with Toby and Pete. Leading the two down the path of music videos and live production for musicians such as Chet Faker, Rufus Du Sol, Pnau, Flight Facilities Safia and more.
After 7 hugely successful, yet very hard years, Toby and Piotr decided to hang up their skates and focus on their own creative pathways.
Today, Toby is focussed on film craft. He draws upon his years of experience in music and creative lighting and combines them 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.
Represented in Australia / New Zealand / Pacific by Finch • www.finchcompany.com
MoNA - Flume - Rufus Du Sol - Chet Faker - Coke - Pepsico - Netflix - Safia - Pnau - Google - Diageo - Lexus - HP - New York Art Directors Club - Star Wars - Canon - Brian Eno & Karl Hyde.
2019 FlickerFest - Chasing Monsters. 2018 Byron Bay Film Festival - Chasing Monsters. 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 – Judge’s Award - Australian Cancer Research Foundation - ‘the One’. 2016 Adfest - Digital Design – Bronze - Australian Cancer Research Foundation - ‘the One’. 2015 Spikes Asia - Healthcare Integrated Campaign - 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 - Integrated Online Campaign - Finalist – Australian Cancer Research Foundation - ‘the One’. 2015 Adobe Cutting Edge - Website Of The Year - Finalist – Australian Cancer Research Foundation - ‘the One’ 2015 Adobe Cutting Edge - Website Innovation – Australian Cancer Research Foundation - ‘the One’. 2015 FWA Awards - Website Of The Week – Australian Cancer Research Foundation - ‘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.
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.