Tim Bond

Creative Consultant/Owner, timbond design

Oxford, United Kingdom
I am an enthusiastic and professional designer that has been creating creative solutions since 2000. Having spent many years working as an inhouse designer for international organisations I started timbond design in 2008.

I love to solve problems and design highly effective designs from logos and corporate identity through to brochures and websites.

With my knowledge of graphic design and my technical skills I work closely with clients and listen carefully to their needs so that I can capture the essence of the business I am designing for. I am comitted to making sure clients are completely satisfied and can provide you with a creative and flexible design service that is good value and delivers great results within your budget.

Work Experience

Timbond Design

Owner

August 2008 - Present Cambridge, United Kingdom

Capstone Global Library

Senior Designer

December 2012 - Present Oxford, United Kingdom

University Of Kent

Graphics Designer

• Assisted the University’s lead designer in all aspects of layout, design and image manipulation for a variety of publications for internal and external customers as required and within agreed deadlines
• Advised University departments on the use of the new corporate identity to maintain consistency, adapting existing materials and developed new material in line with the visual style guidelines
• Checked and modified files as necessary to ensure they were correct for output through internal workflow or for
external production including imposing jobs when required
• Organised multiple projects on a priority basis in a demanding environment
• Identified and resolved day-to-day computer software problems where possible and carried out routine updating of software and peripheral equipment
November 2006 - August 2008 Canterbury, United Kingdom

Pearson

Publicity designer

• Provided creative design solutions for a wide range of marketing material from initial concepts to finished artwork within budget and time constraints
• In conjunction with other designers and branding team implemented and helped to enforce the new brand identity guidelines. Adapted existing design templates and materials to following the new visual styles
• Designed annual product catalogues working closely with marketing and production teams to ensure products were delivered on time and followed the visual style guide to maintain consistent design across all catalogues
• In consultation with external suppliers and printers I solved any pre-press and printing problems that arose
April 2001 - March 2006 Oxford, United Kingdom

Languages

Dutch (Beginner),
English (Native),
French (Beginner),

Skills

Acrobat Professional, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign CS5, Adobe Photoshop, Brochure Design, Communication Skills, Creative Problem Solving, Digital Imaging, Digital Photography, Direct Mail, Graphic Design, Image Editing, Logo Design, Mac OS X, Microsoft Office, Social Media Marketing, Web Design, Able To Meet Deadlines, Aperture 3, Branding & Corporate Identity, Email Design, Eye For Detail, FTP Applications, Picture Research, Posters & Leaflets, Work Under Pressure,

Recomendations

Tim did an exceptional job with my rebranding. He is extremely creative and easy to work with. It was important for me to be able to bounce ideas back and forth during this whole process and Tim’s in-depth knowledge in his field enabled me to do this. His commitment to make sure that a client is completely satisfied (love) their designs is what makes working with Tim extraordinary.”
Vinita Salomé, Vinita Salomé photography

“ Tim is a a very talented graphic designer and has the rare quality of being able to communicate the essence of an organisation through his designs. His work is creative and at the same time it corresponds to our needs. Additionally, he has also been very proactive with providing insights on means and ways to enhance the brand identity of Fairfood through its visuals. It is because of his enthusiasm and professionalism that I am delighted to work with him and would highly recommend him”
Bipasha Dalvi, Fairfood International

“ Tim has worked on a number of projects in web and print design for both the Diamond Light Source and CERN, including a concept design for an intranet site, custom graphics for print publications and logo ideas. His designs are highly creative, well researched and delivered on time and to budget.”
Catherine Gater, EGEE,Cern

“Tim helped us on various projects and we were very pleased with the results. He is hard working and flexible.”
Lauren Foster, Bigtop design

“Tim is one of those designers who knows how to really listen to the client, his intake process is very thorough, to really capture the essence of the business he is designing for. He developed my new logo and demonstrated creativity, originality and proved to be a pleasant and trustworthy business partner.”
Caroline Van Den Bogaard, Cross Cultural Transitions

Tim, for the last 10 years, has been IT support, Graphic designer and webmaster of our company website.
During that period he has worked diligently and efficiently on various projects and I have no hesitation in recommending him and his work.
Larry Henderson, Director, Intermede Vacances Sales Ltd/Intermede Vacances Leisure