Tom Jestus

The experienced Brand Designer Web Designer Graphic Designer


My professional journey so far.

From my first "real design job" creating ads for a coupon clipper on a Mac 512K to working from anywhere I can find a place to set up my MacBook Pro, it's been an interesting and exciting journey to get to where I am today. In the early days when a client said they needed something we just said, "Yes, we can do that", and then went back to the office to figure out how to do it. Whether it was hand painting signs (and installing them 30 feet in the air on a pole using my 1970 Olds Cutlass and a rope), building HyperCard applications, creating some of the first personalized photo greeting cards using a flatbed scanner and an Indigo E-Print 1000 Digital Press, or building websites after buying the book, teach yourself Web Publishing with HTML 3.2 in a week, we took a shot at it all. I still enjoy the challange of trying something new — no matter how crazy it sounds.

Personal qualities

Without sounding to ostentatious, here goes...


With over 25 years of experience in design and marketing, I have learned a thing or two about what will work best for just about anything you need to market. My creativity is driven by both the little details and the big picture. As Pablo Picasso said, "Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist."


I have a passion for making people and businesses look their best in all of their print and digital communication. I have been know to send companies redesigns of their marketing just because I knew it could look better and wanted them to see the possibilities that were available for their service or product.


When it comes to getting the family out the door to our next adventure (as a father of five) I have no idea what that word means anymore, but in business I make it a point to not miss a deadline no matter what it takes. I take what I do seriously (maybe a little too much sometimes).

Knowledge Junkie

My name means "seeker of truth" — so I have an inherent desire to know. Maybe it started with the PSA commercials during my Saturday morning cartoons telling me, "The More You Know...", or maybe I just have a problem and need some professional help. Whatever the reason, I now know about a lot of random things.

Professional Timeline

From a kid who liked to draw till now.

I left out the summer jobs working as a pizza delivery guy, at a garden center and the night shift in the bindery at a commercial printer.
They all added to who I am and my personal design style, and I guess I didn't leave them out afterall.

  • April 2001 - Present

    The Jestus Company

  • Jan 2013 - Present

    Trost Marketing & Consulting Group

    Webmaster/Graphic Designer
  • April 2011 - Dec 2012

    Trost Consulting/Trost Moving Pictures

    Webmaster/Graphic Designer
  • Feb 1999 - May 2001

    e.k. Quehl Company

    Webmaster/Graphic Designer
  • June 1996 - Dec 1998

    Fishbone Design

    Art Director/Graphic Designer
  • Aug 1992 - May 1996

    ORU CIS Graphics

    Graphic Designer
  • Aug 1989 - July 1992

    The Times

    Graphic Designer