TODD TOURSO

Category
Iconoclast

Director Todd Tourso is perhaps best known for his work with creative powerhouse Beyoncé. As her creative director, he’s overseen Beyoncé’s iconic videos including “Drunk In Love” and “Yonce,” as well as directed her videos for “Heaven” and “Jealous” and produced her groundbreaking visual album “Lemonade.”

During his career, Todd also worked as an art director for Warner Bros. Records, the creative director for Flaunt magazine, and the artistic director for Lady Gaga’s Haus of Gaga, where he helmed spots for her Fame perfume launch.

Growing up in Southern California, Todd was heavily influenced by skateboard culture and graffiti art, which still plays a role in his life today. After studying graphic design at ArtCenter College of Design, in Pasadena, he created the streetwear brand Plain Gravy and launched the infamous PHARRELL CAN’T SKATE t-shirt, which caught the attention of the musician himself, who ultimately introduced him to the Queen B.