Established in 2001, creativeinfluences is the brainchild of owner and designer Tom Jimenez. Beginning as a senior thesis project in college, creativeinfluences' original concept stemmed from the things that surrounded him during that time. Skateboarding, music, and photography was a big part of life and huge part of his creative progression. As his tastes and interests grew, it evolved from just those three ideas to what it is today—creativeinfluences is what is around you—the people, places, the things we see and hear.
Tom has worked in various industries and had the pleasure of being a part of large and small in-house creative teams, from Sears Roebuck to SureFire. While working for others in a corporate environment, he continually pursued and developed his ideas through creativeinfluences because he felt that design wasn't a job, but a lifestyle. He wanted to work outside the creative barriers of the office and into an environment where he could freely conceive and produce work that was his own.