After two years of studying industrial design at the Henry Van de Velde Institute, Antwerp, Tom Tosseyn made a switch to the Graphic Design Department at Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts, graduating in 1998. Three years later Tom became a laureate in art at the Higher Institute for Fine Arts in Antwerp.
During his study period Tom worked for a number of clothing stores, in the meantime claiming the streets of Antwerp with his posters and flyers for the legendary doZer underground parties and events organized by 5voor12 (among others De Nachten, 10DAYSOFF, Night Cruiser, De Zomer van Antwerpen).
In 2002 Tom moved to Italy to join the team of DIESEL designers, first starting as a graphic designer for accessories and men’s line, later becoming in charge of the graphic department at 55DSL. His tasks included managing the graphic office along with designing men’s apparel graphics, labels, hangtags, look books and in-store materials.
In 2006 Tom was recruited by Hugo Boss (Orange and Green) in Stuttgart, where he designed prints for Boss Orange Men’s line, worked on BOSS Orange Kids collections and was involved in the concept development for the flagship store windows in Berlin. Also at Hugo Boss Tom was the head of the team of graphic designers and freelancers.
After six years of working and living abroad Tom returned to Belgium in 2008 and is presently based in Antwerp, still active as a freelance designer and a consultant for several international clothing brands and high fashion labels.
Tom has picked up his artistic career in 2010 starting with two collaboration shows with Belgian artists at Z33 in Hasselt and Annette De Keyser gallery in Antwerp.
From 2010 Tom Tosseyn teaches at KASK in Ghent