After completing his studies at Augsburg University, Tom Ising worked for the Süddeutsche Zeitung's "jetzt" magazine. Following this he founded the HERBURG WEILAND design agency, together with Martin Fengel and Judith Grubinger. Tom has been based at the agency ever since, working as an Art Director for magazine and journal publishers (Burda, Springer, Gruner&Jahr, Callwey), book publishing houses (Suhrkamp, Klett-Cotta, Kiepenheuer&Witsch, Random House), and organizations such as the Residenz Theater, Sammlung Goetz or the Lenbachhaus in Munich. During this time, HERBURG WEILAND has been awarded many national and international design prizes. In addition to his own professional activities, Tom Ising teaches magazine design at the German School of Journalism in Munich.