I am Tim...

... a graphic designer with 30 years’ experience of making and helping others make books and publications of all kinds.

I collaborate responsively with authors and artists to arrive at the best, right result that makes them happy and proud.

I allow the meaning of words and the beauty of images to shine and communicate together, and strive for elegance, clarity, balance, legibility and utility (except when trashiness, confusion or frippery may be required).

I am literate and thoughtful, sensitive to subject matter and target audience, and skilled at analysing and structuring material to find the appropriate form and style for each project.

I have worked with individuals, small groups and large corporations and institutions, on everything from simple flyers to complex books and magazines, with print runs from 10 to 1,000,000.

I am usually wholly responsible for every aspect of the design, layout and accuracy of every page, as well as the management of printing and production.

I know my stuff. How can I help you?

Some clients

From Janet Street-Porter’s website
Sladmore GalleryChannel FourV&A Museum of ChildhoodRoyal British Society of SculptorsHutchinsonTonico Lemos AuadAspen Art FoundationSusie HamiltonAndrea Rosen GalleryMark Jason GalleryThe Spice GirlsTransition GalleryMalgosia StepnikArtSourceTriangle NetworkGasworks GalleryStephen Friedman GalleryWalid Kassatly DistilleriesEnglish Garden LoungingRob and Nick CarterTulloh BooksCarlton BooksKate BrightThe LineZed NelsonBurning Bright ProductionsAlexandre da CunhaMummery+SchnelleEast London Metropolitan OperaMerrell PublishersTime To Think, Inc.Manchester UnitedSteve GoddardPhil McIntyre EntertainmentBen Elwes Fine ArtBrian GriffithsCenturyPrestelJanet Street-PorterGalerie SimpsonSOASPenguin Random HouseSphereGavin TurkLive Stock MarketJacqui SmallFour Corners BooksHighclere Castlethe wind in the treesCoombs ContemporaryTrolley BooksBen Brown Fine ArtsVigo GalleryEleven Fine ArtEmily YoungJonathan YeoThe Fine Art SocietyThe Groucho ClubThe House of Fairy TalesThe British Art Fairl’étrangère GalleryThomas Williams Fine ArtJason MartinPrefaceThe River CaféTransform Drug Policy FoundationNancy FoutsModern Art OxfordHoratio’s Garden

Other things

the wind in the trees is my independent publishing imprint, home to personal projects.

The @crudlark Instagram account is a showcase for my lifelong collection of small plastic fragments.


Tim Barnes


Phone: +44(0)20 8986 7552