Baseline Shift was established in 2002 by graphic designer, visual artist and musician Tommy Anderson.


As a graphic designer I deliver innovative and exciting design, print and new media solutions for public, private and voluntary sector clients. Recent projects include publications, branding, display graphics, illustration and promotional films. I also have several years experience curating exhibitions in galleries and public spaces, managing everything from promotional material and catering to installation and legacy documentation.

I’m an experienced arts facilitator and mentor, managing and delivering progressive participatory and educational arts programmes inspired by my practice. I believe that not everyone can be a great artist, but great art can come from anywhere, and I’m passionate about providing creative opportunities for people who wouldn’t usually have access to the arts. I work with people of all ages and circumstances to explore a wide range of artistic processes, to gain understanding, enjoyment and reward from what they are doing.

As a mentor I work with artists and students wanting to develop their practice and learn more about working in participatory settings. I also mentor vulnerable adults and high risk young people to provide help and advice on learning new skills, training and employment opportunities within the creative sector.

I provide training and consultation to arts organisations, museums, galleries and social services – exploring key issues around participatory arts practice, developing and sustaining successful arts projects, effective methods of engagement and recording impact and progression. I also develop accreditation modules for a range of art and design activities.

My visual arts practice combines typography, aerosol art, photography and collage – celebrating beauty in the everyday and overlooked. As a musician I have released a number of studio recordings and remixes on international labels, performed across the UK, and produced soundtracks for film, animation and television.

I would consider myself a driven and organised individual with a clear vision of what I want to achieve within my work, backed up with the passion to reflect on my practice, it’s direction and the impact it has on others. I am proficient in developing long-term workshop programmes, sourcing and hiring additional artists, managing budgets and print processes. I am able to deal with challenging workloads on several projects simultaneously, prioritise tasks and action responses in all areas of these projects. I possess excellent communication and inter-personal skills, can develop and maintain relationships, and sustain positive momentum on projects over a long period of time providing creative direction and leadership.

I am a trained Arts Award advisor, DBS checked and hold Public Liability Insurance to the value of £5m.


Tel: 07787 577 855 | Email: tommy@baselineshift.co.uk