Wondersmith is a collaborative group of designers, directors, illustrators and animators who shape the creative that shapes your brand

Meet our Team

Joe Murray

Joe Murray

Executive Producer


Joe’s yardstick is the experience. His drive and motivation spin out of a desire to make the project a fantastic experience for the creative team, the client, the end user – all of whom he regards as participants in the adventure. He knows how a great script and exchanges of ideas progress in real life from initial treatment to final screening. How scenes and even people meld seamlessly into a bigger story that becomes a vision. That passion is what makes Joe the glue of any project.

Joe’s own progression, from still photographer to finishing artist to producer, is what makes him uniquely suited to marshaling a project through to the goal. Along the way, he developed an ability to unite separate voices and visions and weave them into a coherent whole. That leadership has resulted in international recognition for work on brands like Husqvarna, CarMax, Panasonic, Bojangles’, Ally Bank and more.

Thom Blackburn

Thom Blackburn

Creative Director


Thom has been experimenting in film production since the age most kids get their kicks on a skateboard. So it’s fitting that his best moves have come as a creative live action director. Thom has parlayed a degree in popular culture into a career working in big markets on national brands and multi-platform campaigns, from the Super Bowl to the VH1 Award Shows.

Combining career paths in film and video production and design and post-production makes Thom uniquely able to realize the possibilities inherent in any creative idea. And yet, a collaborator’s collaborator, Thom believes in the power of personal relationships and sees every opportunity as a team adventure. Ever attuned to the trends in the culture, Thom pushes creative thinking into the realm of thought leadership. The result: great work for brands like HBO, DIRECTV, Toyota, Rubbermaid and Honda Motorcycles.

Our Experience