about me

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Hi! I'm Tim.

I’m a multidisciplinarian passionate about making, exploring, and experimenting in a variety of creative fields.

developer / designer

As a developer, I create frontend applications using a variety of tools and frameworks, primarily with React. I’m also partial to working with the command line and automating tasks with shell scripts.

I’m passionate about clean, meaningful design to communicate ideas simply, and I have experience creating logos and branding, graphics, typographically-focused layouts, and album artwork.

See some of my work.

I’m comfortable using the following languages, frameworks, libraries, and tools in a given tech stack:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • SASS
  • styled-components
  • React
  • Next.js
  • React Router
  • Bash
  • Vim
  • Python
  • Git
  • NPM
  • Node
  • ES6+/Babel
  • GitHub
  • GitHub Actions
  • ESLint
  • Prettier
  • Webpack
  • Firebase
  • Vercel
  • Lighthouse
  • Figma
  • Photoshop
  • InDesign
  • GIMP
  • Wordpress

writer

I’ve written and presented award-winning academic literary criticism, media reviews and studies, technical documentation, product copy, and blog posts over the years. You can keep up with my current writing at my blog.

musician

For nearly twenty years I’ve been a songwriter, collaborator, performer, and recording musician. I’m currently part of Animal Politik as a lead songwriter, singer, and guitarist, though I tinker with other instrumentation too. Our music is available for free from our website, as well as streaming on most music subscription services.