Hi, I'm Tim. I'm also:
A graduate of Portland State University; double-major in Advertising and Marketing, and minor in Design Management. This gave me a solid footing to begin pursuit of my dream of working my way up to Art Director at a creative ad agency.
While at Portland State, I was lucky enough to be part of the Fir NW Advertising program (firnw.com). Don't be fooled by the fact that this it's a school-sponsored program. Fir is the real deal; a real ad agency creating real work for real clients.
While at Fir, I was the sole graphic designer on each of my accounts, meaning I had complete control of art direction and shared creative strategy with one copywriter. This gave me a real taste of what it would be like to work at a small ad shop, and I fell in love.
Since then I've jumped into every opportunity I've found to give me a better foundation to work towards my Art Direction dream. I've taken opportunities at Sandbox Studio as a photo engineer as well as a Print Designer for a private company.