Who is Timothy Claude?
In 2016, I was a freshman at University of Toronto, on the road to getting my BBA in business management instead of graphic design. However, I decided to change course for a more creative path by enrolling in John Abbott College’s Graphic and Web Design (GWD) program.
The decision to pursue a career in graphic and web design was one of the best decisions I have ever made because it was a pivotal decision in my life. However, I have always been passionate about art, and design which made the shift towards a creative career path natural. Over the years, I have gained an appreciation for constructive criticism, and can work as a lone wolf or team player.
Tell me about your design skills?
I started John Abbott in stride, having taught myself Photoshop, and some Cinema 4D when in high school. This was a good base, but the past 3 years have enabled me to expand upon my knowledge of the Adobe Suite, whilst delving deeper into HTML and CSS. I have learned a multitude of various software in GWD, such as: Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Lightroom, Animate, After Effects, etc. Furthermore, I am now adept with macOS and Windows.
For my stage placement, I would be interested in brand development for companies or individuals. This could also include: publication design, creation of promotional material, illustration, or even UI/UX design. However, I am open to try new things, and expand my knowledge of design. I aspire to become an art director, who can lead a team of creatives who share my passion for design. In my opinion, the more positions I can learn about, the better director I can become.
Improvement is key, which is why I started an Instagram design page for daily posting. Instagram is great for exploring other design pages, and when used efficiently. It is a great source of inspiration for my own work. A daily design challenge has benefit me by forcing me to try new things and build my understanding of the design principles.
What does the future hold?
After completing CEGEP, I am motivated to start working immediately. Working in a marketing firm or design agency would be great. I want to learn from the best, and reach new heights of professionalism. Working in an entertainment or game studio that promotes collaboration would also be interesting.
Originally I am from Bermuda, an English-speaking country. This means my French is in need of improvement. It would be ideal to work in a company with an English culture, but I acknowledge that this is Montreal, and bilingualism is important. Furthermore, being around others who speak French and English will allow me to improve my linguistic skills.
If I have intrigued you (or not), take a look at my portfolio on my website or Behance page. Explore not only what I can offer now, but what I am capable of offering in the future. You can even read another one of my blog posts.
Feel free to reach out, I am always happy to meet new people and discuss future endeavors.