Behold the mighty Sharpie. Writes on anything.
Toys. Lunch boxes Hotel walls.
Join CSCA July 19 as designer Timothy Goodman makes a permanent mark in Columbus.
For an artist who’s worked for Apple and experiential design firm COLLINS:, you’d think the lowly Sharpie marker is an awfully primitive tool. But in the hands of Timothy Goodman, CSCA’s July guest speaker, the classic pen was the key to some truly noteworthy recent work — from his Valentine Tweet Marathon (Google it; it will blow your mind) to his wall-to-wall illustrations inside New York’s Ace Hotel.
Of course, there’s more to Timothy than his iconic doodlings. He’s made permanent markings on many notable brands, including Microsoft (where he influenced store design), Motts (packaging), and a long list of publishers (cover work for The New York Times, Newsweek and Metropolis, to name just a few).
A native of Cleveland, Timothy will describe his journey from scrappy youngster to drywall laborer to art student to traditional brand designer to free-form, freelance illustrator. As he’s discovered, how you design isn’t as important as asking good questions and telling a good story. And his is a great story. Don’t’ miss it.
About Timothy Goodman
Timothy Goodman is a designer, illustrator, art director and a mentor at Big Brothers Big Sisters. More recently, Timothy worked in-house at Apple Inc. where he helped integrate Apple’s visual language, domestically and internationally, across third party environments, retail stores, events and campaign launches. He is a contributing writer for Imprint, Print’s online community. In 2009, he was selected for Print’s “New Visual Artist” issue. That year he also received the Art Directors Club Young Guns award. Timothy began his career as a book jacket designer at Simon and Schuster, and he graduated from the School of Visual Arts in NYC, where he now teaches.