BIOGRAPHY

Bram Timmer is an award-winning creative director, designer, photographer, and digital artist with over 12 years of experience in the digital and integrated brand experience space. Bram applies his creativity and expertise across a variety of media, including: web design and development; e-learning and interactive media; print materials; packaging; information architecture; illustration; video and photography. Bram's past and present clients include commercial, entertainment, lifestyle, legal, financial and government institutions of all sizes, including MasterCard, Nivea, Unilever, Kraft, Hershey's, SC Johnson, CTV, NFL, CFL, Hewlett Packard, AMD, Adobe, Bombardier, Applebee's, Hilton Garden Inn, TELUS, Home Hardware, For Dummies, EnCana, Survivorman, Lilly, Meridian Credit Union, University of Calgary, St. John's University, Mount Allison University, Calgary Stampede, US Department of State, National Film Board of Canada and others.

In addition to his freelance design career under the alias Beside, photography under the alias Aside, Bram was on-site at FITC Events to provide creative and art direction — assisting in the production of all print and web assets of a large number of events including ones in Amsterdam, Toronto, Seoul, Hollywood, Chicago, and New York City; the Banff World Media Festival, a celebrity-packed and who’s who of the media industry event, where Bram was Photography Manager for three consecutive years, documenting the four-day event and managing his assistant photographers. Over the years Bram has had the privlidge to photograph a diverse range of celebrities including Ricky Gervais, William Shatner, Eric McCormack, Lisa Kudrow, Ed Asner, Adrian Grenier, Juliette Lewis, Felicia Day, Jason Priestley, David Suzuki, Adam Beach, Caroline Rhea, Kenny Hotz, Howie Mandel, Jeremy Hotz, Mike Holmes and others. Bram has founded, operated, advised, consulted and contributed to a wide range of startup companies; provided in-house design and development services for: White Iron, an award-winning digital media agency in Calgary, AB; Webtek, where he worked as Interactive Director in Michigan; and Blatant Media, where he provided animation, print, interactive and other services to support their e-learning platform.

A wide variety of interests and passions inform Bram's creative work, including architecture, art history, digital culture, travel, and visual arts in various mediums. Bram is a member of the Lethbridge College Multimedia Production Program advisory committee; a former Chief Editor of Digital Softbox Magazine; and a founding member of the popular online magazine, Digital Abstracts, where digital design culture and interviews are frequently highlighted. Bram also participates in a number of design and art-focused events, groups, blogs, and not-for-profit causes; holds photography and design-related workshops; and occasionally guest speaks at conferences, colleges and universities. Furthermore, Bram maintains an explorative artistic practice and exhibits digital work while experimenting with various artistic mediums to inform his creative processes.

In an additional chapter of Bram's life, we take a deeper look at the entrepreneurial spirit that runs through his veins. Bram's current involvement with a variety of startups, allows him to implement creative brand and strategic directions on a multitude of platforms from web to tablet to mobile to print in a diverse range of industries. One of Bram's most ambitious undertakings to date, is planting roots and forming his own creative studio: Wild Forest. Here he nurtures, oversees, and gets his hands dirty on a diverse range of creative projects including commercial ones for forward-thinking clients around the globe.

Bram's engagement with a variety of endeavors and his progressive creativity brought him acclaim in the industry worldwide. He has a long list of accomplishments that include a variety of awards, interviews, magazine and book publications as well as sitting in on judging panels.

To top off Bram's list of achievements, he recently came full circle into his roots, when the college he attended awarded him with the Rising Star Award. While Bram Timmer's permanent residence is in Canada, he keeps close to his Dutch roots, and is always humbled by the achievements in his multi-faceted career.



REFERENCE

FITC brought Bram Timmer in to lead and execute the entire brand campaign for our largest event, the FITC Toronto 2007 festival. This campaign included over 20 different banner ads (dynamic and static) as well as print material including 6 types of badges, a 12 month calendar, a 72 page program, postcards, posters, a schedule booklet, a presentation template, survey cards and other related items.

We¹ve been thoroughly impressed with Bram¹s design work and work ethic. Bram has continually delivered on time, on budget, and has been incredibly pleasant to work with. As our campaigns are very time sensitive, and deal with over 90 different presenters from around the world, there are always a large number of last minute changes, and Bram handled it all in stride, never stressing or complaining.

He has become an instrumental asset to our creative and marketing team, and since then we've continued to contract him for his creative and art direction as well as production of print and web assets of a large number of our events, including FITC Amsterdam (x2), FITC Toronto (x3), FITC Seoul, FITC Hollywood and our New York Motion Graphics event "Pause: ideas in motion".

Shawn Pucknell, Founding Director of FITC Design & Technology Events

EXPERIENCE

WILD FOREST, Creative Director & Founder Canada, December 2012 - *, www.madeinthewild.com
LETHBRIDGE COLLEGE, Member of the Multimedia Production Program Advisory Committee Canada, April 2011 - *, www.lethbridgecollege.ca
ASIDE, Photographer & Director Canada, December 2008 - March 2013, www.aside.ca
BESIDE, Art Director & Designer Canada, December 2006 - March 2013, www.beside.ca
DUTCH BLUE MEDIA, Creative Director & Founder Canada, September 2003 - December 2006
BLATANT MEDIA, Designer Canada, January 2006 - August 2006, www.blatant.ca
TWO/SIGNED, Creative Director & Partner Canada/Sweden, November 2003 - December 2005, www.twosigned.com
WEBTEK, Interactive Director United States, October 2003 - November 2005
WHITE IRON, Designer Intern Canada, July 2003 - September 2003, www.whiteiron.tv

EDUCATION

Lethbridge College, Multimedia Production Lethbridge, Canada, 2002-2003, www.lethbridgecollege.ca
University of Lethbridge, Management Information Systems Lethbridge, Canada, 2001-2002, www.uleth.ca

ACCOLADES

2011 FITC Awards - Best Canadian Designer Website, Beside, Finalist
2011 Lethbridge College Distinguished Alumni Awards, Rising Star, Winner
2010 FWA Photo of the Day - December 5th, Aside, Winner
2010 FWA Photo of the Day - January 15th, Aside, Winner
2009 FITC Awards - People's Choice, Beside, Winner
2009 FITC Awards - Best Canadian Designer Website, Beside, Finalist
2008 DT&G - Site of the Month, Beside, Winner
2008 Mowsnet - Bronze Web Award, Beside, Winner
2007 FITC - Toronto Campaign Design Competition, Beside, Winner
2006 BigMag - Site of the Day, Beside, Winner
2006 ARFEX - Best New Exhibit, Mountain House, Winner
2003 LCC - Art Wing Showcase, Winner
2003 LCC - Honor's Standing, Winner
2003 Jason Lang - Scholarship, Winner
2000 SPOG - Web Design Competition, Finalist
2000 Sundre - Into the Millennium Poster, Winner

BOOKS & MAGAZINES

2011 Wider Horizons Magazine, Lethbridge, Canada, Featured
2010 Avenue Magazine, Calgary, Canada, Exposure
2010 Advanced Photoshop Magazine, Bournemouth, UK, Feature
2009 Avenue Magazine, Calgary, Canada, Exposure
2009 Digital Photographer Magazine, Bournemouth, UK, Exposure
2009 Supreme Living Magazine, Calgary, Canada, Exposure
2009 Advanced Photoshop Magazine, Bournemouth, UK, Exposure
2009 Design Taxi, Singapore, Singapore, Interview
2009 Designers Against Human Rights Abuse, Melbourne, UK, Book Feature
2008 Pixel Arts Magazine, Bucharest, Romania, Feature
2008 Web Design Index, Bruehl, Germany, Book Feature
2008 Design Taxi, Singapore, Singapore, Feature
2008 Flash & Flex Developers Magazine, Warsaw, Poland, Interview
2008 DT&G Magazine, Virginia, United States, Feature
2008 A5 Magazine, Tel Aviv, Isreal, Feature
2007 Carpel Tunnel Magazine, Chicago, United States, Feature
2007 Flash in the Can, Toronto, Canada, Interview
2006 BigMag, Moscow, Russia, Feature

EXHIBITS

2014 Casa - Emotional Landscape, Lethbridge, Canada, Exhibit
2010 Resistor Gallery - BoBo, Toronto, Canada, Exhibit
2009 The Gallery on Cork St - DATA, London, UK, Exhibit
2008 Pixel Gallery - The Artillerist, Toronto, Canada, Exhibit
2008 Bargate Gallery - Nu Visual Language, Southampton, UK, Exhibit
2004 The Canada Council for the Arts - Terminus1525 Action/Reaction, Ottawa, Canada, Exhibit

LECTURES & JURY

2014 FITC Awards - Toronto, Canada - Digital Media Festival, Jury
2013 University of Lethbridge - Calgary, Canada - Guest Speaker, Lecture
2013 CASE Awards - Vancouver, Canada - District VIII Communications, Jury
2012 NXNEi - Toronto, Canada - Guest Speaker, Workshop
2010 University of Lethbridge - Lethbridge, Canada - Guest Speaker, Lecture
2010 MediaFRESH Awards - Calgary, Canada - Digital Media, Jury
2010 FITC Awards - Toronto, Canada - Digital Media Festival, Jury
2009 Lethbridge College - Lethbridge, Canada - Guest Speaker, Lecture
2008 FITC Awards - Toronto, Canada - Digital Media Festival, Jury
2007 FITC Awards - Toronto, Canada - Digital Media Festival, Jury
2007 Oddly's Fall Tour of Studios - Toronto, Canada, Lecture
2007 FITC - Get a Job - Hollywood, USA - Digital Media Festival, Lecture
2005 CBC - Toronto, Canada - 120 Seconds, Jury
2003 LCC - Lethbridge, Canada - Multimedia Program, Lecture

CLIENT LIST

Bram has had the pleasure to work on projects for a large selection of clients, most notably: Adobe, MasterCard, Unilever, Nivea, Hewlett Packard, Hershey's, CTV, Applebee's, Glade, EnCana, National Football League, Canadian Football League, Bombardier, Home Hardware, Hilton Garden Inn, SC Johnson, National Film Board of Canada,TELUS, Life Network, Media Temple, Calgary Stampede, and Export Development Canada. The following is a complete list of clients in alphabetical order.

A-Line Homes
Achilles Media
Active House
Ad Santa
Adobe
Advanced Retail Solutions & Services
Alex Cuba
Alexander Green
Almaguin Highlands Golf & Country Club
AMD
American Building Consultants
An Inconvenient Youth (Scythia Films)
ANAID Productions
Anderson Law Group
Apache
Applebee's
Atdoc
Banff World Media Festival
Belles & Bulls
Best Boy Entertainment
Bleeding Art Industries
Bombardier
Bombshells Beauty Bar
Bright Energy
BryantNE
Cairns Local Marketing
Calgary Fire Department
Calgary to Austin Peleton Project
Calgary Stampede
Calgary Workers' Resource Centre
Canadian Nitrogen Systems
Canyons
Capital District Physicians' Health Plan
Caracol Records
CFL
Chris Vassalos
Clear
Computer Solutions Interactive
Corner Gas
Crystal Clear Sound Entertainment
Crystal Core
CTV
Cut & Paste
D'Alessio Law Group
Danatec Interactive
De Nederlandse Courant
Delphi-SI
Deluxe Design Group
Delve Information Group
DesignFind
Digital Frag Networks
Direktiv
Dobbs & Neidle
Drive 2 Drive Technical Services
EB Carlson Marketing
Ebonni Bryant
Element Design
EMC
EnCana
EnForm
Export Development Canada
Fast Cuts Edits
Fever Films
FightPlex
FingerPaint Marketing
Fissioncore
FITC
For Dummies
Frankie Joe Rukundo
Future Pharmaceuticals
GCI Health
Gerard Henninger
Ginger Jar Interiors
Glade
Global Digital Media
Gryzko Harper Bouw Chartered Accountants
Habitat for Humanities
Harrington Group
Hershey's
Hewitt Associates
Hewlett Packard
Hilton Garden Inn
Home Hardware
Hoorray
Idéel
Inacomp
Influxis
Inn Cairns Boutique Apartments
InnRoad
InsideOut
International Research & Exchanges Board
Jasmine Whenham
Jason Harrod
Jay Whitehead
Jayco
Jon Izen
Justina McCaffrey
Kahn Consulting Inc.
Kahn Health Care Consulting
KiteGang
Knocturnal Promo
Kontagious
Kraft
Law Offices of Lisa M. Anderson
Life Network
Lilly
Lorainne van Carthier
Madflower Creative Group
Marex Canada
MasterCard
Maxx Performance
Media Monks
Media Temple
Meridian Credit Union
Michael Brierley
Mogig
Moneer Barakat
Mount Allison University
Mountain House Import & Export
Mountain House Furniture
Nadine Dumas
Naked Ape Films
National Film Board of Canada
NextMedia
NFL
Nivea
OGN
Ontario Soccer Association
Ouijinet Security Solutions
Ouiji Wear
Peak
Petroleum Oriented Safety Training
Pixel Farmers
Pixel Gallery
Play at Joes
Preferred Data Solutions
PRN Technologies
Prospektz
Rainbow Remedies
Rainmaker Games
Richard D'Alessio
Rich Media Institute
Sara G
SC Johnson
Security Total
SnappyDecor
SplitElement
Spot Ads
St. John's University
Stephan Wever
Sundre Public Library
Supreme Living Magazine
Survivorman
Table Dancing With Betty
Taking It Off
TD
TELUS
The Idea Inc
The Vault NYC
TM Shea Products
TSK Footwear
Unfair Credit Card Debt
Unilever
Union Graduate College
University of Calgary
Unplugged TV
US Department of State
Used Oil Management Association
Vamp
Venuiti
ViaLumina
Viro
Webtek
Wereld Winkel
WesternRV
What It Takes!
YouDiscover
Ziploc

STUDIOS & AGENCIES

Alloy North America
Blatant Media
CCA New York
DraftFCB
FingerPaint Marketing
Freedom + Partners
Lambda Solutions
Linx Communications
Media Cravin
NonFiction
Relish Interactive
Sharpe Blackmore Euro RSCG
SplitElement
The Vault NYC
White Iron
Word Communications

EXTRAS

On occasion Bram volunteers his talent toward organizations such as Habitat for Humanities, KiteGang, Wereld Winkel, and The Four City Tour produced by Flash in the Can.
He is fluent in Dutch and English.

SPECIAL THANKS

To my wife, mother, father, and sister.

Andre Andersen, Andreas Shabelnikov, Sander Hendriks, Shawn Pucknell, Bart van Leeuwen, Stephan Wever, Scott DeSmet, Grzegorz Kozakiewicz, Paul Stodolak, Brian Hodge, Demosthenes Kandylis, James Eberhardt, Jonathan Markoff, Stephanie Brown, Leanne Elias, Jim Manis, Richard D'Alessio, Barclay Blair, David Girolami, Steve DiLorenzo.