Meet Tom DiScipio (@TomDiScipio), Director of Project Marketing/Partner here at IMPACT Branding & Design. Tom has been with the company for just over two years now, and his outgoing and optimistic attitude have helped shape the positive work atmosphere we so enjoy.
Tom brings a level of passion and creativity to his job each day that is invaluable both to our agency and to our clients. Starting at a young age, Tom became interested in the graphic arts. From video games to web sites, Tom’s passion is to create visually appealing, yet effective web sites and graphics.
Take a few moments to get to know a little more about the man who brings the sombrero to our Fiesta Fridays.
Q: Where did you grow up and what was it like?
Tom: I was born in Hartford and lived there for the first five years of my life. After that, my family moved to Newington, which is where I really grew up. I spent most of my time with neighborhood and school friends, having fun outside, playing Super Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog, and playing sports.
Q: How would your family and close friends describe you?
Tom: My family and friends probably describe me a little differently. My family would say that I’m quiet, responsible, and diligent. According to my friends, I’m quite energetic, but really laid back at the same time with a positive outlook – a glass-half-full kind of person.
Q: Who is the most influential person in your life?
Tom: My mother. I love and respect her beyond words. Yeah, I’m a Momma’s boy. She’s the reason
I am who I am today, and I am forever grateful for her dedication to my success and well-being. (…I should add that Bob Ruffolo, my business partner, friend, and mentor, comes in as a close second.)
Q: What is your all-time favorite movie?
Tom: Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls is at the top of the list. Wedding Crashers and The Matrix are also up there. I’ll watch just about anything that can make me laugh.
Q: What is currently playing on your iPod?
Tom: I have a pretty eclectic mix of music on my iPod right now. Lately I’ve been listening to DJ Rubberninja, which has a progressive, electro feel. In general, I also listen to a lot of hard rock, metal, and screamo. I’m NOT listening to country…ever…unless it’s about a red solo cup.
Q: Who is your celebrity crush?
Tom: I’d definitely have to go with Megan Fox. Need I say more?
Q: What is your guilty pleasure?
Tom: I don’t think I really have any guilty pleasures. If I had to choose, though, I’d probably say sweets. I eat a lot of freakin’ chocolate!
Q: If you could spend an entire paycheck without worrying about bills or savings, what would you spend it on?
Tom: Another guitar, no question. Specifically, I’d buy a Gibson Les Paul Standard.
Q: What’s your favorite hobby or pastime?
Tom: Guitars and cars are my ABSOLUTE passions. Not a moment goes by where I don’t think about riffing out a few songs or taking a day cruise down to the beach. But when it comes to pastime, my enjoyment comes from spending QT with my girlfriend, close friends, and family.
Q: Who is your favorite musical artist or band?
Tom: My top three favorite bands (at the moment) are Memphis May Fire, Lower Definition, and Incubus.
Q: Describe your perfect Saturday afternoon.
Tom: All day at the beach, lounging in the sun doing nothing but enjoying a gin and tonic with the ones I love.
Q: What’s something your co-workers would be surprised to learn about you?
Tom: I was in a bowling league when I was about six or seven years old. I didn’t even know you could be so young and do something like that, but I was actually pretty good!
Yankees or Red Sox? Giants (baseball bores me)
Mac or PC? Apple Fanatic
Pepsi or Coke? Pepsi