Timeouts are lightning-quick interviews. Five questions to help you get to know the players holding court at Dribbble. Many thanks to Tim for being today’s interviewee.
Who are you? Let us know where you hail from and what you do.
My name is Tim Boelaars and I live and work in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Iʼm a freelance graphic designer and illustrator. Apart from that, I co-founded Frame Inc., a small branding studio here in Amsterdam.
What are you working on?
Iʼm working on several things, some of which I canʼt tell too much about. It seems Iʼll be doing some more branding work and art-direction for several cool products this coming summer.
Choose a favorite shot of yours. Tell us why it’s a favorite.
Even though it was rejected, I quite enjoy this logo I did a while back.
Tell us about your setup. What tools did you use to create the shot(s)? (e.g. hardware, software, pens, paper, blowtorch, etc.)
I work on a 27” iMac since last summer and love it. Since Iʼm usually only working when Iʼm in the studio, itʼs really nice to have such great hardware. Itʼs lightning fast, because it has a SSD and fast memory etc. I donʼt know much about it, but Iʼm really happy with its performance. I use a Wacom Intuos 4 as mouse and a Moleskine or some other notebook to write or sketch down some ideas. Most of the stuff I make is done in Illustrator and Photoshop.
Choose a favorite shot from another player. Tell us why you dig it.
Really tough question, because there is so much good stuff on Dribbble. One shot that struck me in particular was this beautiful illustration by Matt Stevens.