Me, circa 1987. 


Hi, Iā€™m Tim.

I design things. For a lot of years, I worked at a desk in an office (many offices, actually). Then I tried working at a desk from my home and on a lot of airplanes as a design consultant. After a couple years of that, I returned to an office to lead the design and photography departments of the San Jose Mercury News and the Bay Area News Group.

In 2015, I packed up all my things and moved to Brussels to start as Creative Director of Politico's burgeoning European operation. This has indulged my desire to have more Europe in my life and to tell deeper stories through our pages. 

You might be wondering: ā€œWhat are three other things about him?ā€ Well, friend, you are in luck. 

1. I am a native Northern Californian and the Marin County coastline is my favorite place in the world.

2. I have been to several other places in the world. Among recent favorites: South Africa for the 2010 World Cup, London for the 2012 Olympics and Stockholm and the Faroe Islands, where I've spent the last two summers, respectively, because the sun is evil.

3. In the last 15 years, I have lived in 15 different cities (and three countries). Also I have been single for all of those years. It is possible that these two facts are related.

Want to talk about a project? Get in touch at: tball [at] politico [dot] eu.

That photo over there is from my 8th birthday party. One kid showed up, and promptly swiped his finger through the frosting on my cake. What a dick.