Name: Tim Preut
Profession: Owner and designer
Location: Martinez, CA, USA
LinkedIn: Tim Preut
Tim Preut is a designer, and co-creator of Tickyboom Design—the home of "hella bomb brand identity and web design."
Tim strives to use his skills to spark growth in purpose-driven businesses.
I use square gridline paper. Always.
I love how the squares act as both a constrictions and a guide—encouraging you to follow the rules, and them break them.
Era of inspiration
Designer on speed dial
- Firm favourite: Helvetica Now
- A distant love: Whyte by Dinamo
- Never again: Any "dyslexia-specific" fonts. They are worthless. Use a solid typeface that is easy to read, pare down your content, and make things easy to digest.
Digital tools. Trello, Todoist, and Craft.
Someone who is open-minded, but also clearly articulates what they want. Also, someone who has a strategy in mind and identifies whether my design is accomplishing those goals or not.