Each month, we showcase one of our talented staff members here at TJM who help make our success possible. February's Employee Spotlight shines on graphic artist Tom Maio!
What do you do at TJM and how long have you worked here?
I have been a Graphic Artist for soon to be 3 years.
What's your favorite aspect of your job?
Seeing the end-result of how my designs turn out.
What's the work you've done that you're most proud of?
Kind of ridiculous but I helped create a squid shotgun. Squid head for the stock, the rest being the shotgun barrel/pump/trigger/etc. with tentacles behind it. The squid’s nickname was the Nock Nautilus.
Hard to really pinpoint anything specific since I'm always designing something that stands out to me.
What are your hobbies/interests outside of work?
Too many to account for. Things ranging from retro game console repair, texture replacement for retro games, to creating and cutting vinyl. I have a strange amalgam of interests and it seems to vary by the week which one has grabbed my attention for the time being. I'm sure it's shocking to say some of it involves more graphic design.
Tell us a little about your family.
Not a whole lot. My family is just myself and my son. Besides that I have a couple brothers, some parents. They're alright I suppose.
What do you like most about living in central Florida?
The short distance it takes to hit any major road that leads out of Central Florida. Mostly to the beach or out-of-state.
What do you like best about working for TJM?
Not being baby-sat. Sure, some of my work gets looked over, which is understandable as we do a number of quality checks both in-department and out of the department. But the fact that I'm left to just do my job within a reasonable expectation of getting it done is very refreshing.
Any exciting things planned in the future?
I'm very undecided and live on a day-to-day basis. Planning things in advance never works well personally, so I avoid going too crazy with the proverbial Cheez Whiz.
Anything else you'd like to tell the world about?