About Tom Becktold

Opinionated. Agree with me. Argue with me. I love learning. Co-Founder of NewsDriver; Board Member: The LGBT Center in Palm Springs & USC Lambda Alumni Association; Former SVP at $BRK 's @BusinessWire. Love the USC Trojans and Politics! I started my career at Hill and Knowlton in Los Angeles. I was a Journalism and Poli Sci double major at the University of Southern California. Love the Trojans... Fight On!

Meaningful Impact


Modernist Marketing | Design helps companies, organizations and individuals impact the world around them.

Modernist Marketing

Modernist Marketing helps organizations and non-profits launch products, refocus corporate missions and refine audience engagement. Led by former Business Wire ($BRK) executive Thomas Becktold, Modernist helps companies and non-profits reach new heights by connecting management, team members, and brand advocates to existing and future market needs.

Modernist Design

Modernist Design helps residential owners create beautiful and functional environments while efficiently managing the renovation process from concept to completion. For each project, we assemble a team of experts that considers your time, budget and aesthetic.


Palm Springs remodel of an A. Quincy Jones condominium at Country Club Estates by Tom Becktold, Modernist Design