A few words from some clients and colleagues . . .
Watching you transition from art director to illustrator has been such a joy. Your sense of design translates so well to character development and I love your work.
-Eric Barclay, Illustrator-Designer-Author
You are always such a joy to work with – from leadership to encouragement, insight to grace!
-Luke Flowers, Illustrator
That moment Tim Palin let's you fill a book cover with balloons! #dreamartdirector #dreamjob 🎈🎈🎈
-Charlie Alder, Illustrator
I've worked on several dozens of book projects with Tim over a period of seven lucky years. Few Art Directors participate in their projects in as many creative ways as Tim, and his input and direction are always invaluable. Time and time again, Tim brings out the very best in the artists I represent. He is organized, communicative, knowledgeable, collaborative, and a whole lot of fun."
-Kirsten Hall, Catbird Agency
"HOOOOOOOOOORAAAYYY!! Good job, Palin! You deserve a martini and a ribeye steak! Or a green juice and veggie burger! Whatever!!!”
-Lizzy Yoder, Scholastic Books
You are one of the great tenders of the Frolic brand—thank you!
-Dawn Rundman, Sparkhouse Family
“Thanks so much for your work on this - I feel like you’re the engine that is keeping this running and really appreciate your amazing work and brilliant communication.”
-Louise Coulthard, Hinkler Books
“…you delivered to perfection.”
-Peter Buhler, Cone Communications
“The best thing about working with Tim is his great sense of design coupled with his flexibility. All great designers are problem solvers, and Tim loves a challenge. But what is unique about Tim as a designer is his commitment to brilliant design solutions while working hard to satisfy the specific needs of each project. When I’ve worked on a project with Tim, he starts by presenting his unique design solutions, not as a done deal, but as an opening to a conversation. That’s why I point out Tim’s flexibility. I trust that Tim will always create something beautiful that expresses not just his vision, but our vision—the one that’s just right!
When we worked together at Blue Apple Books, Tim joined us as a designer when I had already defined a strong visual brand for the company. He was tasked with creating new product that had to visually stand alone and at the same time express the “Blue Apple look-and-feel.” For a designer, this can be a real challenge. Tim took it on brilliantly. He worked tirelessly to get it it just right, which took some time, but he kept at it until we were both satisfied. Not only did he design some beautiful books for us, but he helped me further expand and define the Blue Apple style.
I can say without reservation, that Tim will do the same for any project or client that he works with. His commitment to excellence and communication is the perfect recipe for creating great design— and happy clients!”
-Elliot Kreloff, Blue Apple Books
"Tim Palin's versatility is the main reason he's my first-choice designer for marketing collateral. My clients produce work ranging from high-brow literary to pop culture junk food, and he can turn a new style around on a dime to suit the project every time. The rest of my agencies and art directors do one thing really well, but Tim can do it all."
-Jesse Post, Letter Better
“Tim is a great person to work with - creative, enthusiastic, and always upbeat in finding a solution to your problems. He’s talented and will work through the best ways to make your project shine. A top notch individual with the chops to match!”
-Doug Bantz, Girl Scouts of America
“Tim is very passionate about his designs, has a very strong work ethic.”
-Marybeth Tregarthen, Disney Publishing Worldwide
“Tim has a fresh and innovative artistic eye…He works with passion and perception…”
-Jody Revenson, Disney Publishing Worldwide
“You never know what you are going to get when you work with Tim…Don’t let that scare you! Instead, sit back, and relax. He will come up with design themes you could never dream of in a million years.”
-Alexa Barraclough Dowlen, Houghton Mifflin School Publishers
“I sincerely thank you for all you have done to move this entire project forward. I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to work with you.”
-Dianne Burch, Author
“Tim is amazing! I love the style and look of the book…”
-Susan S., Writer
“We are so impressed with the work by Tim Palin at Tim Palin Creative. The new cover for Canning, Pickling and Freezing with Irma Harding is amazing!”
“As an individual who has worked with Tim for years, I speak honestly to you when I say that he is one of the most pleasant people to work with. Professional, reliable, kind, and talented are just a few buzzwords for Tim. He helped push my photo career and push me as a person. If you’re on the fence about who to build a book with, this is your man.”
-Joshua Griffler, Photographer