Tom Astley

Technology Director with over 15 years of experience developing and leading digital projects. My unique background allows me to help drive the creative process to success from concept to delivery, both as a technology leader and individual contributor.


88 Brand Partners

June 2015 – Present
Director of Creative Technology

  • Delivered multiple client websites that surpassed SEO performance, user engagement, and overall usability benchmarks.
  • Migrated all hosted client sites and internal development servers to separate cloud instances, reducing the monthly cost and significantly improving reliability.
  • Managed a team of internal developers and freelance resources to complete projects on budget and on time.
  • Mentored junior developers in full-stack web development, enhancing their programming skills and accuracy.
  • Conducted “Lunch and Learn” sessions on topics like AI and SEO to educate the agency, fostering better client communication.


February 2014 – June 2015
Lead Interactive Developer

  • Developed large-scale experiential digital projects for clients like Hilton and Hampton Hotels, increasing engagement.
  • Co-designed and developed an internal employee check-in board to enhance communication while employees were out at event sites.

Digitas LBi

June 2012 - February 2014
Senior Creative Software Engineer

  • Developed a mobile experience for Sprint utilizing the Facebook API to create a personalized 3D world navigated through gyroscopic controls.

Ogilvy and Mather

July 2008 – July 2012
Senior Web Developer

  • Developed rich media ads and immersive flash-based websites for Huggies, Dove, CDW, and Oscar Mayer.

Management Skills

  • Project Management
  • Client Communications
  • Budgeting and Scoping
  • Managing Small Teams
  • Talent Acquisition
  • New Hire Onboarding
  • Performance Reviews



  • HTML
  • CSS
  • SASS
  • Styled Components
  • Javascript (es6+)
  • Back-end

  • NodeJs
  • PHP
  • Express


  • React
  • VueJs
  • NextJS


  • MySQL
  • Postgres
  • MongoDB


  • Columbia College Chicago

    (BA) Interactive Multimedia
    2005 - 2007
    GPA: 3.98