Bram Timmer is an award-winning art director, designer, photographer, and entrepreneur specializing in innovative new media design. Bram applies his creativity and expertise across a variety of media, including: web design and development; e-learning and interactive media; print materials; packaging; information architecture; illustration; video and photography. Bram's past and present clients include commercial, entertainment, lifestyle, financial and government institutions of all sizes.
In addition to his freelance design career under the alias Beside, directing and photography under the alias Aside, Bram was on-site at FITC Events to provide creative and art direction, assisting in the production of all print and web assets of a large number of events including ones in Amsterdam, Toronto, Seoul, Hollywood, Chicago, and New York City; the Banff World Media Festival, a celebrity-packed and who’s who of the media industry event, where Bram was Photography Manager, documenting the four-day event and managing his assistant photographers; Bram has founded and operated Dutch Blue Media, co-founded two/signed and ModeMatch, provided in-house design and development services for: White Iron, an award-winning digital media agency in Calgary, AB; Webtek, where he worked as Interactive Director in Michigan; and Blatant Media, where he provided animation, print, interactive and other services to support their e-learning platform.
A wide variety of interests and passions inform Bram's creative work, including architecture, art history, digital culture, and visual arts in various mediums. Bram is a member of the Lethbridge College Multimedia Production Program advisory committee; a former Chief Editor to Digital Softbox Magazine; and a founding member of the online magazine Digital Abstracts. Bram also participates in a number of design and art-focused events, groups, blogs, exhibits, not-for-profit causes, workshops, and occasionally guest speaks at conferences, colleges and universities.
MasterCard Nivea Kraft Hershey's SC Johnson CTV CFL (Canadian Football League) Hewlett Packard AMD Adobe Bombardier Applebee's Hilton Garden Inn TELUS Home Hardware For Dummies Survivorman Lilly Meridian Credit Union University of Calgary Mount Allison University Calgary Stampede National Film Board of Canada and others.
FITC Awards - Best Canadian Designer Website - Finalist, 2011 Distinguished Alumni Awards - Rising Star, 2011 FWA - Photo of the Day - Dec 05, 2010 FWA - Photo of the Day - Jan 15, 2010 Advanced Photoshop Magazine Feature, 2010 FITC Awards - People's Choice - Winner, 2009 FITC Awards - Best Canadian Designer Website - Finalist, 2009 Avenue Magazine Feature, 2009 Digital Photographer Magazine Feature, 2009 Supreme Living Magazine Feature, 2009 FITC Awards - People's Choice - Winner, 2009 FITC Awards - Best Canadian Designer Website - Finalist, 2009 Advanced Photoshop Magazine Feature, 2009 Design Taxi Interview - The Front Seat, 2009 Designers Against Human Rights Abuse Book Publication, 2009 PixelArts Magazine Feature, 2008 Pixel Gallery - The Artillerist Exhibit, 2008 Bargate Gallery - Nu Visual Language Exhibit, 2008 Web Design Index Book Publication, 2008 Digital Art / Site Featured at Design Taxi, 2008 Flash & Flex Developers Magazine Interview, 2008 DT&G Magazine Feature, 2008 DT&G Site of the Month award, 2008 A5 Magazine Feature, 2008 Mowsnet Bronze Web award, 2008 Carpal Tunnel Magazine Feature, 2007 Flash in the Can (FITC) Interview, 2007 Flash in the Can Design Competition, 1st, 2007 ARFEX Best New Exhibit award, 2006 Site of the Day award - BigMag, 2006 Terminus1525 Action/Reaction Exhibit, 2004 SPOG Design Competition - Finalist, 2000 "Into the Millennium" Poster Contest - Winner, 2000