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

Paul Tozer, Quail Eggs
Alexandre da CunhaBen Brown Fine ArtsTonico Lemos AuadJanet Street-PorterAspen Art FoundationV&A Museum of ChildhoodZed NelsonBrian GriffithsNancy FoutsGalerie SimpsonSOASRoyal British Society of SculptorsPhil McIntyre Entertainmentl’étrangère GalleryJason MartinEnglish Garden LoungingHutchinsonCenturyGasworks GalleryEleven Fine ArtArtSourceWalid Kassatly DistilleriesSladmore GalleryMummery+SchnelleMerrell PublishersManchester UnitedChannel FourEmily YoungAndrea Rosen GalleryLive Stock MarketEast London Metropolitan Operathe wind in the treesThe House of Fairy TalesCarlton BooksSusie HamiltonPrefaceJacqui SmallPrestelThe LineHighclere CastleBen Elwes Fine ArtTriangle NetworkFour Corners BooksStephen Friedman GalleryMark Jason GalleryTime To Think, Inc.Burning Bright ProductionsMalgosia StepnikHoratio’s GardenKate BrightTransform Drug Policy FoundationSteve GoddardVigo GalleryTrolley BooksJonathan YeoThe British Art FairThomas Williams Fine ArtThe Spice GirlsThe Groucho ClubRob and Nick CarterCoombs ContemporaryThe Fine Art SocietyGavin TurkThe River CaféTransition GalleryTulloh BooksModern Art OxfordSpherePenguin 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