hifidesign.net is the visual portfolio of Johnny Tomasello, an award-winning freelance visual effects artist, musician & producer based in New York City.   See johnnytomasiello.com for music and fine art works.


AAA "InsurAAAnce & Rick Astley Never Gonna Give You Up"  Winner of a 2023 Webby Award.

Cadillac "Be Iconic"

Texaco "Place with the Star"

Ikea's "Made by the Johnson's"

Bud Light Next “Zero In The Way Of Possibility” Super Bowl 2022 commercial

McDonald's "Mariah Carey Light Show"

Cartoon Network featuring Nandi Bushell "Drawsticks" :30.  Winner of a 2023 Clio Award.


eBay "Cardboard and Ink"


Campbell's Soup "Lounge"


C.J. Ramone's "Won't Stop Swinging"


Southern Comfort

Bud Lite "Golden Wheat"

Ritz "Holiday"

Rocawear "99X"

Nestle cinemagraph
Rolex cinemagraph
Rolex cinemagraph

Robert DeNiro in "The Comedian"
Salma Hayek "Avon"
Salma Hayek "Avon"
Darien Dean promotional photoshoot
Darien Dean record cover
Darien Dean promotional photoshoot
"why so serious?"

Portrait : cut paper
Sculpture : 2,000 gummy bears
Flyer : Halloween
hifi assassin Record Cover : digital
8 bit Boom Box : digital
Boom Box : vector
Mechanical : vector
Street Art : stencil
Fat Duck Logo : digital

Figure : pen & ink wash
Illustration : pen & ink
Figure Study : pastel
Anatomy Study : charcoal
Anatomy Study : charcoal
Lighting Study : oil
Light & Form : oil
Dynamics Study : oil
Still Life detail : oil

Johnny Tomasello is an award-winning freelance visual effects artist, musician & producer based in New York City.
He has worked with Brand New School, Click 3X, CHRLX, Eight VFX, Northern Lights Post, Switch FX, Riot, Red Car, and Quietman on ad campaigns for Ikea, MTV, AT&T, McDonalds, Nike, Visa, Chase, Nissan, Rocca Wear, Budweiser, Haagen-Daz, and much more. Johnny has been involved in other projects, showing his visual work in galleries and film festivals earning him numerous awards and distinctions.
His original music has been licensed by MTV, VH1, Comedy Central and Showtime, among others, and has appeared in many of those networks original series. He continuously works on new material for independent release.

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Visit the imdb profile page for more information about visual effects & music composition.

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Read ADWEEK's review on Carl's Jr's series of ads that "embraces the rapid fire, GIF-like style common to late-night programming such as Adult Swim. (Matthew) McConaughey's (humorous) wordplay … adds to the sensory onslaught.

"One Little Fish Named Yo!" was voted Best VFX Short of the year by the New Orleans Canal Street Projection Project. Exhibited as part of their Media Experience Showcase, the display projects films onto historic 19th and 20th century buildings, along Canal Street in New Orleans.
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Featured on pluginz.com (toolfarm), winning acclaim as "Work that Stretches the Limits of Design to Create 3D Work with 2D Tools"