Manual is a design and visual communication studio based in San Francisco. We help our clients express themselves and their products through iconic brand identities and beautiful experiences. Our work strives to clarify purpose, build meaning, and stir up curiosity and emotion.
Creative Director & Founder
Born in Yorkshire, England, Tom began his career in London working for leading design studios with clients in art, architecture, fashion, and music. After a decade in London, Tom relocated to San Francisco to join Apple's design team, working on packaging design and art direction. In 2009 Tom founded Manual with the intention of creating a design studio that fused these two backgrounds—combining creative expression with highly disciplined brand creation.
Managing Director & Partner
Patricia's career in marketing and communications has led her to work with creative people in many industries, but namely publishing, the arts, and technology. Patricia runs the business side of Manual, working directly with clients and collaborators to realize projects and build new relationships.