Hello, I’m Tim. I’m a freelance designer, researcher and creative technologist.

(Photo by my very talented friend Al Overdrive)

I’ve a varied background in design, technology and research: My fifteen-odd year career (so far!) has included motion, graphic and interaction design, a whole load of software development (including web applications, physical prototypes and more) and over the past few years, a focus on technology research, data science, prototyping, speculative futures and co-design, as well as leading and managing these sorts of projects.

My academic background is similarly mixed up – I hold a BA in Moving Image Design, an MSc in Computer Science and am currently enrolled in the doctoral programme in Design and Communication at BAU in Barcelona. My current research interests focus on digital waste – not in the physical sense, but in the sense of discarded data (files, images, documents), and what it can tell us about the ontology of the digital and about digital design for post-human futures.

Outside my day to day work, I maintain my own creative practice including design, video, sound and physical computing (you can see examples of my work here).

You can also find me on Twitter and Instagram, or get in touch by emailing tim@timcowlishaw.co.uk.