Tom Norquist

Professor of Practice

Tom Norquist

School of Industrial + Graphic Design

Bachelor of Industrial Design, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design, Master of Industrial Design


Bachelor of Science in Marketing, Portland State University
Bachelor of Science in Finance/Law, Portland State University

Tom Norquist, the college’s first named Professor of Practice, is Senior Vice President at PlayCore, a wellness-based company that designs structures for recreation and play. Norquist was appointed Professor of Practice in 2019, the same year he was awarded CADC’s Distinguished Service Award. At PlayCore he is a member of the company’s Strategic Services team and is the leader of GameTime’s Custom Play Division. Norquist has over 35 years of professional experience in development, design and marketing in the commercial play and recreation industry.