Thomas Small BA MA MCIfA

Thomas works as a freelance illustrator trading as ‘Small Finds & Design’ and is particularly interested in the use of emerging technologies to present historical objects, combining degrees in Archaeology and Interactive Multimedia Production.

Since graduating in 1996 from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne he has worked extensively as a field archaeologist, involving excavation, surveying and recording. From 2003 – 2011 Thomas worked within the busy graphics office of a large commercial archaeology company. As such he has been involved in the production of graphics for a wide variety of different projects, including the assembly of monographs, small find illustration, compilation of survey data and report production, alongside elements of graphic design.

As a freelancer Thomas has undertaken commissions for a variety of local councils, private archaeology firms and heritage organisations including Leeds City Museums, the National Trust for Scotland and the Forestry Commission Scotland. He is an active member of the Graphics Archaeology Group.

Over the years Thomas has built up a varied network of professional contacts, including specialists within archaeology, web and graphic designers, and other archaeological illustrators, all of whom help him to stay relevant and informed of current developments within a range of complementary professions.

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