Tom and Janet Marcotte are native Southern Californians. Transplanted many years ago and still growing very fond of the north county.
They are raising a wily and cagey little 14 year old named Gabbie that they found in the forest as their very own. She is a beautiful and funny little girl, but she eats sushi like a starving wildcat.
Oz “the wonder dog” also lives with the Marcotte’s, or mostly lays around the office taking up space and snoring loudly. The Marcotte’s live in beautiful Paso Robles and work, play and even – occasionally – get some sleep there.
Tom is originally from the Los Angeles and Orange County areas of Southern California. He went to college as an undergrad at C.S.U.L.B. for illustration, design, printmaking and art, graduating with a B.F.A. in Illustration.
He eventually moved on for his graduate work to C.S.U.F and received his Masters in illustration and design and launched a new career away from paint and pen into the world of computers, graphics and printing from the new age!
In those, far off and distant days, graphic design, illustration and even printing were done completely without the aid, or even the invention of the modern computer. “We actually used our hands and everything!” It was quickly outdated though and Tom had to learn new tricks to stay “frosty” and employable. Learning Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark, Pagemaker all at level “1” in the 90’s and staying with the programs through their growth as well as Mac’s developing OS has helped Tom gain a pretty solid skill set in all things Desktop Publishing.