Surprising your audience is often the best way to get their attention.
And sometimes invisible threads are the strongest ties.
We seek the brilliance of interconnections.
It’s not just about what happens when you have your audience.
It’s about what happens when they walk out the door.
We want them thinking about it, talking about it and excited to
share their experience and insights with others.
Our goal is real connection, authenticity and meaning.
These are the things that genuinely move an audience.
Finding those connections is a challenge we love to embrace.
Corwin Creative founder, Tom Corwin, has years of experience as a creative producer and storyteller.
Holding a strong belief that personal stories provide the most powerful connection with an audience, Tom produces narratives in variety of mediums; exhibit design, live productions, podcasts and film.
Clients include: The California Academy of Sciences, SFMOMA, Common Sense Media, Planned Parenthood, The Compton Foundation, Asia Society, Ploughshares Fund and Futures Without Violence.
Tom worked with the Kitchen Sisters on their “Lost and Found Sound” series for NPR radio and was a collaborator on their “Fugitive Waves” podcast, currently on the Radiotopia Network. As the creative director of COAL + ICE he programmed 25 events in San Francisco including four nights at Symphony Hall. He was a producer of the film “Emile Norman: By His Own Design” which airs annually on PBS and has written two books, MOSTLY BOB and MR FOOSTER, TRAVELING ON A WHIM.
He worked for many years as a touring musician, recording engineer and producer on many projects for artists including Bonnie Raitt, Booker T, Patti Labelle, Maria Muldaur, Kris Kristofferson and Stevie Wonder.
Tom's diverse creative experience provides a strong foundation for the work and storytelling Corwin Creative brings to every engagement.
"Tom has produced two exhibits for Ploughshares Fund major events and has wowed us both times. He is a pleasure to work with, very collaborative and contributes valuable input to content as it relates to his design and installations, and most importantly has an incredible ability to engage audiences, using visual and interactive components that draw people in, deliver a message and leave people inspired and connected to your mission. In the non-profit world, his desire to use creative talents for the greater good is priceless!"
Elizabeth Warner, Director of Development, Ploughshares Fund
"It was great to work with Tom Corwin on a high profile donor event for SFMOMA. He was a true professional and added so much value. He has a great creative vision while also paying attention to all the details that are needed to make an event successful. From booking the talent to overseeing the technical production the day of the event - Tom can do it all."
Stacey Silver, Leadership Gifts Officer, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
The Common Sense Media Awards have been hugely successful for the last four years and Tom has been a real part of that success. He is always solutions oriented and calls a show with such command and calm that it makes everyone feel comfortable and on their game. He’s a true team player and executes whatever he produces with real grace and patience. It looks great, sounds great, feels great.”
Liz Perle, Co-founder, Editor-in-Chief, Common Sense Media
"It's always a pleasure to work with the multi-talented Tom Corwin, whose creativity is matched by his capacity to supervise challenging productions. He continues to enhance our work with great ideas, and delivers beyond expectations."
Esta Soler, President, Futures Without Violence
“Tom Corwin helped us take our event from idea to imagination to execution on budget. He was a pleasure to work with in every way.”
Janet M. Harris, Chief Development Officer, California Academy of Sciences
“Tom has produced the “Beyond the Book Bash" annual fundraiser for the Mill Valley Library Foundation for years now. He always brings together a rich cast of authors, musicians, artists and film clips and weaves them into a beautifully art directed, tight and riveting show. He understands how to create a powerful evening on a theme and comes up with something beautiful (and sold out) every year. He’s a true pleasure to work with.”
Vera Meislin, President, Mill Valley Library Foundation
“Tom was a lifesaver! He stepped in to help take my raw and complicated ideas and shaped them into a thoughtful and interesting presentation for our board presentation. He was creative, responsive, skillful, and a great partner. I don't think our board conversation would have gone as well had we not had such a dynamic set of graphics to partner with the content we were addressing.”
Ellen Friedman, Executive Director, The Compton Foundation
“Tom Corwin brings big ideas to life. It was a joy to work with him to develop an outstanding event.”
Marina Engen, Director of Donor Events, California Academy of Sciences