Tom Sloan is an Australian-born industrial designer with built-work ranging from furniture, products, interior and lighting to architecture. He began as a product designer at Lab Architecture Studio in Melbourne (2000-2002), where he developed the furniture and interactive components of several art institutions comprising Federation Square: Australia’s largest cultural and civic precinct. Tom founded his first company in 2003 and has since worked independently and on behalf of various design practices. His position as Senior Designer at London’s Jason Bruges Studio (2006-2009) enabled him to design and deliver bespoke artworks and interactive design objects for clients including Veuve Cliquot, Established & Sons, BBC1, Nike, O2 and various property developers and architecture firms. Recent projects include the Origo bistro and restaurant in Budapest (voted the best new Hungarian interior of 2011), a new language learning facility at Monash University in Melbourne, new commission for Siemens for the 2012 London Olympics and the exhibition design for the artist-collective, lonelyfingers’ first exhibition at the Abteiberg Museum in Mönchengaldbach. With a BA in Industrial Design (RMIT University, Melbourne Australia, 1999), a strong work ethic and genuine belief that good design improves lives, Tom is an ardent believer in practical knowledge and private entrepreneurship. Tom is Blood Mountain’s co-founder and director of the board.