Creative Director, Designer, Artist


Bram Timmer is a creative director, designer, and artist with over 18 years of experience in the digital and integrated brand experience space. Bram applies his creativity and expertise across a variety of media, including: design and development; e-learning and interactive media; print and packaging; illustration; video and photography; sculpture and oil on canvas.

Bram's past and present client projects include commercial, entertainment, lifestyle, legal, financial and government institutions of all sizes, including MasterCard, Nivea, Unilever, Kraft, Hershey's, SC Johnson, NBA, NFL, CFL, Hewlett Packard, AMD, Adobe, Bombardier, Applebee's, TD Canada Trust, Citi, Hilton Garden Inn, TELUS, Home Hardware, For Dummies, CTV, Survivorman, Lilly, Calgary Stampede, St. John's University, National Film Board of Canada, and even the New York City Mayor's Office and US State Department if you can believe it.

In addition to his freelance design career under the alias Beside, photography under the alias Aside, Bram was on-site at FITC 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 television and film industry event, where Bram was Photography Manager for three consecutive years, documenting the four-day event with his team.

Over the years Bram has had the honour and privilege 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 in show business.

Bram has founded, operated, advised, consulted and contributed to a wide range of startup companies; provided in-house web design and development services for: White Iron, an award-winning digital media agency in Calgary, AB; Webtek, where he started as a Designer and was promoted to Interactive Director in Michigan; and Blatant Media, where he provided illustration, animation, web, and print services to support their e-learning platform.

Bram is Vice President of Digital Alberta; 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 design culture and interviews are frequented.

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.

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 in a diverse range of industries.

One of Bram's most ambitious undertakings to date, is planting roots and forming his own art and design 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. Some may argue an even more ambitious undertaking of Bram's yet is CAMP Festival — celebrating creative technology, art and design by bringing together like-minded professionals, artists, and students to share and shape experiences that educate, challenge and inspire.

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.

Bram maintains an explorative artistic practice and exhibits work while experimenting with various artistic mediums to inform his creative processes. 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.


CAMP, Founder Director & Executive Producer Calgary, Canada, January 2014 - *,
Wild Forest, Creative Director & Founder Calgary, Canada, December 2012 - *,
Aside, Photographer & Director Calgary/Toronto, Canada, December 2008 - March 2013,
Beside, Art Director & Designer Toronto, Canada, December 2006 - March 2013,
Blatant Media, Designer Calgary, Canada, January 2006 - August 2006,
Two/Signed, Creative Director & Partner Canada/Sweden, November 2003 - December 2005,
Webtek, Interactive Director Macomb/Detroit, United States, October 2003 - November 2005
Dutch Blue Media, Designer, Developer & Founder Sundre/Vancouver, Canada, September 2003 - December 2006
White Iron, Designer Intern Calgary, Canada, July 2003 - September 2003,


Bow Valley College, Digital Design Academic Program Advisory Committee Member Calgary, Canada, September 2018 - *,
Lethbridge College, School of Media and Design / Multimedia Production Steering Committee Member Lethbridge, Canada, June 2018 - *,
ACAD, School of Communication Design / Design & Advertising Advisory Committee Member Calgary, Canada, June 2018 - *,
TELUS, STORYHIVE Immersive Edition, Fixer Role Vancouver, Canada, February 2018 - September 2018,
Dutch Canadian Business Club, Member Calgary, Canada, February 2018 - *,
Digital Alberta, Vice President, South Calgary, Canada, November 2015 - January 2017,
Digital Alberta, Events & Communications Director Calgary, Canada, October 2014 - October 2015,
Creative Meets, Founding Director & Organizer Calgary, Canada, January 2014 - *,
FITC, Canadian Ambassador Toronto, Canada, September 2013 - *,
Lethbridge College, Multimedia Production Program Advisory Committee Member Lethbridge, Canada, April 2011 - *,


Lethbridge College, Multimedia Production Lethbridge, Canada, 2002-2003,


2014    DaDe Gallery - Interactive Campfire (In Inglewood), Calgary, Canada, Exhibit
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

Public Art

2017    24p - Calgary Film Centre - Metal Sculpture, Calgary, Canada
2015    In a Dream - Country Hills Utility Box, Calgary, Canada
2015    Feeding Curiosity - Harvest Hills Utility Box, Calgary, Canada
2015    Rhubarb Whispers - Southwood Utility Box, Calgary, Canada
2014    Historic Journey - Bankview Utility Box, Calgary, Canada
2014    Dreams of the Future - Bankview Utility Box, Calgary, Canada
2014    Coyote Wild - Glenbrook Utility Box, Calgary, Canada
2014    Milk Garden Spun - Glenbrook Utility Box, Calgary, Canada


2016    Ad Rodeo Anvil Awards - Illustration - CAMP Festival: Gather 'Round, Wild Forest, Winner
2015    Digital Alberta Awards - Design - Twisted Tales for Demented Children, Wild Forest, Winner
2015    Digital Alberta Awards - Installation - Campfire, Wild Forest & Edward Keeble, Winner
2015    Ad Rodeo Anvil Awards - Videography - CAMP Festival Title Sequence, Wild Forest & DDG, Winner
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


2015    Metro News, Calgary, Canada, Exposure
2015    Calgary is Awesome, Calgary, Canada, Interview
2015    Bankview Community Association, Calgary, Canada, Interview
2014    Gridbooks, Calgary, Canada, Interview
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    BlogTO, Toronto, Canada, Exposure
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

Lectures & Jury

2017    Creative Mornings - Calgary, Canada - Survival, Speaker
2017    Canada Council for the Arts - Montreal, Canada - The Arts in a Digital World Summit, Speaker
2016    Adobe - Calgary, Canada - Creative Jam, Speaker
2016    City of Calgary Public Art Program - Calgary, Canada - Painted City, Jury
2016    Lighthouse Labs - Calgary, Canada - Student Speed Interviews, Interviewer
2016    Alberta Magazine Awards - Calgary, Canada, Jury
2015    Ad Rodeo - Calgary, Canada - Student Speed Mentoring, Mentor
2014    FITC Awards - Toronto, Canada - Digital Media Festival, Jury
2013    University of Lethbridge - Calgary, Canada - Lecture, Speaker
2013    CASE Awards - Vancouver, Canada - District VIII Communications, Jury
2012    NXNEi - Toronto, Canada - Workshop, Speaker
2010    University of Lethbridge - Lethbridge, Canada - Lecture, Speaker
2010    MediaFRESH Awards - Calgary, Canada - Digital Media, Jury
2010    FITC Awards - Toronto, Canada - Digital Media Festival, Jury
2009    Lethbridge College - Lethbridge, Canada - Lecture, Speaker
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, Speaker
2007    FITC - Get a Job - Hollywood, USA - Digital Media Festival, Speaker
2005    CBC - Toronto, Canada - 120 Seconds, Jury
2003    LCC - Lethbridge, Canada - Multimedia Program, Lecture Speaker


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, Citi Bank, TD Canada Trust, National Basketball Association, National Football League, Canadian Football League, Bombardier, Home Hardware, Hilton Garden Inn, SC Johnson, National Film Board of Canada,TELUS, Life Network, Calgary Stampede, Export Development Canada, and even the New York City Mayor's Office and US State Department if you can believe it. The following is a complete list of clients in alphabetical order.

A-Line Homes
Achilles Media
Active House
Ad Santa
Advanced Retail Solutions & Services
Alex Cuba
Alexander Green
Almaguin Highlands Golf & Country Club
American Building Consultants
An Inconvenient Youth (Scythia Films)
ANAID Productions
Anderson Law Group
Banff World Media Festival
Belles & Bulls
Best Boy Entertainment
Bleeding Art Industries
Bombshells Beauty Bar
Bright Energy
Cairns Local Marketing
Calgary Fire Department
Calgary to Austin Peleton Project
Calgary Stampede
Calgary Workers' Resource Centre
Canadian Nitrogen Systems
Capital District Physicians' Health Plan
Caracol Records
Carvel Creative
Casino Room
Chris Vassalos
City of Calgary
College Board
Computer Solutions Interactive
Corner Gas
Crystal Clear Sound Entertainment
Crystal Core
Cut & Paste
D'Alessio Law Group
Danatec Interactive
De Nederlandse Courant
Deluxe Design Group
Delve Information Group
Digital Frag Networks
Dobbs & Neidle
Drive 2 Drive Technical Services
EB Carlson Marketing
Ebonni Bryant
East Island Technologies
Element Design
Export Development Canada

Fast Cuts Edits
Fever Films
FingerPaint Marketing
First Degree Films
For Dummies
Frankie Joe Rukundo
Future Pharmaceuticals
GCI Health
Gerard Henninger
Ginger Jar Interiors
Global Digital Media
Guns of Purgatory
Gryzko Harper Bouw Chartered Accountants
Habitat for Humanities
Harrington Group
Hewitt Associates
Hewlett Packard
Hilton Garden Inn
Home Hardware
Huron Consulting Group
Inn Cairns Boutique Apartments
Integra Optics
International Research & Exchanges Board
Jasmine Whenham
Jason Harrod
Jay Whitehead
Jon Izen
Justina McCaffrey
Kahn Consulting Inc.
Kahn Health Care Consulting
Knocturnal Promo
Law Offices of Lisa M. Anderson
Life Network
Lorainne van Carthier
Madflower Creative Group
Marex Canada
Maxx Performance
Media Monks
Media Temple
Meridian Credit Union
Michael Brierley
Moneer Barakat
Mount Allison University
Mountain House Import & Export
Mountain House Furniture
Nadine Dumas
Naked Ape Films
National Film Board of Canada

New York City Mayor's Office
Ontario Soccer Association
Ouijinet Security Solutions
Ouiji Wear
Petroleum Oriented Safety Training
Pixel Farmers
Pixel Gallery
Play at Joes
Preferred Data Solutions
PRN Technologies
Rainbow Remedies
Rainmaker Games
Richard D'Alessio
Rich Media Institute
Rocky Mountain Productions
Sara G
SC Johnson
Security Total
Spot Ads
St. John's University
Stephan Wever
Sundre Public Library
Supreme Living Magazine
Table Dancing With Betty
Take the Field
Taking It Off
TD Canada Trust
The Idea Inc
The Vault NYC
TM Shea Products
TSK Footwear
Twisted Tales for Demented Children
Unfair Credit Card Debt
Union Graduate College
University of Calgary
Unplugged Solutions
Unplugged TV
US State Department
Used Oil Management Association
Wereld Winkel
What It Takes!

Studios & Agencies

Alloy North America
Blatant Media
CCA New York
FingerPaint Marketing
Freedom + Partners
KMV Digital

Lambda Solutions
Linx Communications
Media Cravin
Relish Interactive
Sharpe Blackmore Euro RSCG

The Vault NYC
White Iron
Word Communications