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
Burning Bright ProductionsChannel FourCoombs ContemporaryThomas Williams Fine ArtEleven Fine ArtSusie HamiltonZed NelsonRob and Nick CarterEnglish Garden LoungingStephen Friedman GalleryGalerie SimpsonPhil McIntyre EntertainmentJanet Street-PorterMark Jason GalleryTriangle NetworkThe House of Fairy TalesAspen Art FoundationAlexandre da CunhaTime To Think, Inc.Horatio’s GardenThe Groucho ClubTransition GalleryTransform Drug Policy FoundationBen Brown Fine ArtsArtSourceThe British Art Fairl’étrangère GalleryCarlton BooksThe Spice GirlsAndrea Rosen GalleryFour Corners BooksKate BrightThe River CaféSladmore GalleryGasworks GalleryWalid Kassatly DistilleriesPenguin Random HousePrefaceSphereJacqui SmallSteve GoddardGavin TurkTulloh BooksModern Art OxfordTonico Lemos AuadHighclere Castlethe wind in the treesJonathan YeoMalgosia StepnikCenturyEmily YoungV&A Museum of ChildhoodTrolley BooksLive Stock MarketThe LineMerrell PublishersThe Fine Art SocietyVigo GalleryEast London Metropolitan OperaHutchinsonJason MartinSOASManchester UnitedBrian GriffithsMummery+SchnelleNancy FoutsRoyal British Society of SculptorsBen Elwes Fine ArtPrestel

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