Tom Wedell

Tom Wedell began his education as a photo major at Layton School of Art in Milwaukee. He went on to University of Michigan to complete a BA in photography and then to Cranbrook Academy of Art where he received an MFA studying both graphic design and photography. Within a year of graduation, he started a practice with his partner, graphic designer Nancy Skolos, whom he met at Cranbrook.

Husband and wife, the two work to diminish the boundaries between graphic design and photography—creating collaged three-dimensional images influenced by modern painting, technology and architecture. With a home/studio halfway between Boston and Providence they balance their commitments to professional practice and teaching at the Rhode Island School of Design.

The studio’s client list has included Boston Acoustics, Cambridge Arts Council, Digital Equipment Corporation, EMI Music Publishing, Steelcase Design Partnership, Walker Art Center, US Department of Health and Human Services, and the US Postal Service. The work has received numerous awards and has been widely published and exhibited. Skolos/Wedell’s posters are included in the graphic design collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem and the Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich, Switzerland.

Fall 2018 Courses

  • GRAPH-3210-05 Design Studio 1
  • GRAPH-334G-01 Design Studio I
  • GRAPH-319G-01 Graduate Form I
  • GRAPH-3272-01 Poster Design
  • GRAPH-8960-01 Professional Internship
  • BA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art


Apparel Design Architecture Ceramics Digital + Media Experimental and Foundation Studies Film / Animation / Video Furniture Design Glass Graduate Studies Graphic Design History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences Illustration Industrial Design Interior Architecture Jewelry + Metalsmithing Landscape Architecture Literary Arts + Studies Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Teaching + Learning in Art + Design Textiles Theory + History of Art + Design