After fifteen years as a freelance designer, Tom Stoelker shifted his focus to writing and photography. His design work was featured on the covers of Architectural Digest and Town and Country and in the windows of Harvey Nichols, Armani Casa, and Henri Bendel. After returning to school he graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the Scholar's Program at Lehman College where he majored in English literature and photography. He received his master's in journalism from Columbia University. His work has appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Wall Street Journal, and The Architect's Newspaper, where he was associate editor. He is currently a senior staff writer at Fordham University.