Yellow Daisy Festival Featured Artist

2019 Featured Artist

Thomas Burns

Thomas grew up in Gainesville, Florida and received a BFA in graphic design from the University of Florida. After pursuing an MBA in Supply Chain Management at Michigan State University, Thomas relocated to Atlanta, Georgia to work for a major telecommunications company. Artistically he remained unfulfilled and eventually created his own freelance studio in 2007.

After completing his MFA in illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta in 2013, he has been a professor of Illustration at the SCAD Atlanta campus since January 2014.

2019 Yellow Daisy Featured Artist: Thomas Burns

Thomas' Artwork

Thomas creates vintage travel images started as a creative side project and a way to connect with the history of Georgia. They are meant to evoke the feeling of travel posters from the 1920’s and 1930’s, showcasing landmarks as great travel destinations. The prints and posters are illustrated by hand and finished digitally.

Thomas Burns’ illustrations are fun, whimsical and thought provoking. His unique digital technique results in vibrant and richly detailed pieces that still boast a very hand-made quality. His areas of expertise include editorial illustration, advertising, children’s books, children’s products, and packaging.


2019 Yellow Daisy Featured Artist: Thomas Burns