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

Gavin Turk monograph flick-through
Nancy FoutsJason MartinTriangle NetworkCenturyTrolley BooksEnglish Garden LoungingHoratio’s GardenMalgosia StepnikJacqui SmallBrian GriffithsRob and Nick CarterHighclere CastleWalid Kassatly DistilleriesStephen Friedman GalleryPrefaceEmily YoungMark Jason GalleryEleven Fine ArtArtSourceThomas Williams Fine Artl’étrangère GalleryTulloh BooksSteve GoddardGasworks GalleryLive Stock MarketBen Elwes Fine ArtTransition GalleryFour Corners BooksSladmore GalleryBen Brown Fine ArtsModern Art OxfordBurning Bright ProductionsThe House of Fairy TalesThe Groucho ClubVigo GalleryCarlton BooksPhil McIntyre EntertainmentThe Spice GirlsV&A Museum of ChildhoodThe LineChannel FourPrestelTime To Think, Inc.Jonathan YeoZed NelsonThe River CaféThe British Art FairAlexandre da CunhaHutchinsonThe Fine Art SocietyKate BrightSphereAspen Art FoundationTonico Lemos AuadJanet Street-PorterSusie HamiltonGalerie Simpsonthe wind in the treesEast London Metropolitan OperaAndrea Rosen GalleryMummery+SchnelleRoyal British Society of SculptorsSOASMerrell PublishersTransform Drug Policy FoundationManchester UnitedGavin TurkCoombs ContemporaryPenguin Random House

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