Tim Rolls

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Artist, Designer and Creative Coder. I strive to use technology for new forms of creative expression and accessibility, while creating novel and memorable experiences.

Tools change, but clear communication does not.
Rather than limit myself to a single medium, I apply my understanding of the creative process to a variety of digital, physical and conceptual projects.

"If you're not doing what you love, you're wasting your time".

Tell me about what you love, and I'll tell you how we can make it look like magic.


Work Experience


Freelance Designer

As a freelancer, I’ve produced a wide range of designs, including web, print, and identity systems. Through any medium, user-centered design is at the heart of my process.
June 2005 - Present Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Creative Director

PWRFL is a division of MakerLabs, focusing on interactive art installations and public art. We’re a team of makers who use digital tools to turn impossible dreams into meaningful experiences.

My role with PWRFL was to start the company from the ground up.
-Developing goals and vision to use as a starting point for the visual identity.
-Connecting with clients and funding opportunities
-Visual design of the identity and client facing communication
-Research work into interactive technologies for use in client projects
October 2016 - March 2017 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Fabricator and Educator

Execution of client projects using maker tools like the Laser Cutter, 3D Printer or 3D CNC router.
Also, running weekly classes to educate members on tool use and safety.

While here, I developed and taught an Introduction to Creative Code class, taking students from zero code knowledge to producing interactive patterns for use in digital fabrication.
June 2016 - October 2016 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver Film School

Instructor - 3D Graphics

I taught 3D Graphics, using Cinema 4D as a tool to deliver broader, universal 3D and animation concepts. I’m also an industry mentor, paired with students to guide them through their final projects on a one-on-one basis.
October 2011 - October 2013 British Columbia, Canada

Qwick Media

UI/UX Designer

I was contracted to update Qwick’s marketing materials, and website to communicate their brand more effectively. During this time, I also assisted with development of applications for Mercedes-Benz, Ford, Telus and OKI.
February 2011 - May 2011 British Columbia, Canada


Grant MacEwan Community College

Design Studies - Exhibit Design

Design isn't limited to two dimensions. This program focuses on communicating through built spaces and objects, as well as covering print and screen for a well-rounded skill set.
September 2006 - May 2009 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Digital Art, Exhibit Design, Generative Art, Installation Art, Physical Computing, Processing, Programming, Resolume , Touchdesigner,