Bram Timmer
Art Direction, Calgary Alberta Canada
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Contact details
Tel: +1 416-797-7891
Brief Summary
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. 
SC Johnson
CFL (Canadian Football League)
Hewlett Packard
Hilton Garden Inn
Home Hardware
For Dummies
Meridian Credit Union
University of Calgary
Mount Allison University
Calgary Stampede
National Film Board of Canada
and others.
Professional Experience
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Awards and Recognition
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

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