Please allow me to introduce myself. I'm Timothy Rose, an award-winning, international creative director who has spent the past 20 years championing the world’s biggest brands. I built Amazon’s in-house creative, ran Coca-Cola’s advertising in Europe, traveled the world producing new rebranding for Starbucks, and supervised major campaigns for Anheuser-Busch, Horizon Organic, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Nike and many more. Recently, I’ve curated an “autonomous collective” of talent. We are historians, psychologists, musicians, photographers, writers, poets, philosophers and problem solvers. We are a cultural wave. We are agile, nimble and, most of all, trendsetters––rather than followers.
It's now my passion to guide up-and-coming brands like yours to reach the top.. So, yes, dream on. We can help you make it a reality.
For the past years I have been tirelessly working on brands with a strong ethical and environmental vision. I have been at the helm in the branding, development and holistic advertising of organic leaders such as Mary's Gone Crackers, Cascadian Farms, Muir Glenn, Vitanova Organic Supplements, Life Foods, Inc., Horizon Organic and Evolution Fresh. My personal mission to help make the planet healthier has caused me to build a non-profit called The Answers Project. This non-profit addresses the global need for answers to life's most pressing questions delivered by hidden tribal elders around the world. I have gone into the depths of the Amazon to live with the Shuar people to learn their secrets of happiness, health and botanical wisdom. I visited the Dayak in Borneo to talk about their desires for a better world and to address the very real extinction of not only their way of life but also the loss of language, knowledge and culture that faces most of the world's indigenous peoples.
“We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of dreams.” – Willy Wonka
The world is evolving before our very eyes. The brands of today compete with shifting technologies, savvy consumers and global outlooks. However, the stories we tell haven’t changed as much as the medium where they live. We know how to weave the story and tell the timeless hero’s journey—the reuniting of lost loves, the path to fulfillment. Of course, these sound like lofty promises, but all great brands ladder up to the greatest of human desires.
On a more grounded note, my team and I have a process that works. To understand your target audience, we listen before we speak. We take a deep dive into your brand, tease out its unique selling proposition, build its equity, and give it a top-tier look and feel that reflects its particular identity. All of this resonates with your consumers on those deep-seated levels that lead to purchase—and lead to brand loyalty. Not to mention, generate word-of-mouth advocates.
What People Are Saying About Timothy Behind His Back.
Publicis Europe - Vienna, Austria
I recommend working with Timothy Rose. He is a masterful concept generator and is very skilled in copy writing, ad design, video execution and creating experiences. He has been very valuable to our organization in client relationships and pitches as the lead creative on a number of initiatives.
VP, Creative Services, Studio West,
MKTG. Inc - San Francisco
I had the pleasure of working with Tim after he commissioned me for a Starbucks global creative campaign. He has boundless passion and creativity and is well versed in almost every medium. His unique perspectives have created clever campaigns and he has the tenacity and work ethic to bring them to life.
World Press Award-Sinning Photojournalist, Nikon Spokesperson,
I worked with Tim on several projects ranging from television to print, and he was always a creative force bringing a thoughtful approach to the execution of our creative brief. He is creative, but still allows for collaboration to ensure that the work that gets produced is able to drive the required results.
Senior Marketing Manager, Brand and Mass Advertising
Amazon - Seattle
He was deeply involved in developing successful campaigns for several clients, notably The Children’s Hospital, CollegeInvest and Horizon Dairy. He also had the main responsibility for broadcast production on those businesses with high quality results, as his reel will attest. Tim is an exceptionally talented musician, composer and music producerand he put those skills to work with very good effect for his clients. Tim is well-traveled, broadly educated, has a flare for language and loves good food. He can be a most engaging companion.
Senior Creative Director/Partner
Sterling-Rice Group - Boulder, Colorado
Introducing Tim into my team brought a real quantum leap for our work in the Publicis office in Vienna. He came at this time directly from Italy, where he had worked for a few years. I hired him based on a recommendation from another creative director whose work I deeply admire. And he was right. Tim didn’t only present absolutely new creative approaches, story lines, great copy concepts or graphic solutions as a very experienced ad-allrounder, no, he was also extremely encouraging and pushing the team spirit with lots of ideas in the field of creative human resources.
Executive Creative Director
Publicis Europe - Vienna, Austria
I’ve hired Tim for high-level agency projects for major clients, and for lower-profile personal projects (like designing jackets for my band’s CDs). In every case, he brought a level of creativity and professionalism far beyond my expectations -- which were pretty damned high to begin with. As if that wasn’t awesome enough, he’s a great guy, and I’d work with him again in a heartbeat
Tim is a world traveler, a kindred spirit and a great person to collaborate with on any type of creative endeavor. Always full of energy and big ideas, Tim is someone you can count on to pull out that essential nugget that brings a campaign to life. Great examples of his work include the Schoolhouse Rock-style commercials he did for Horizon Organic Milk and the touching campaign work he did for The Children’s Hospital – including coming up with their “It’s all better” tagline.”
Sterling-Rice Group - Boulder, Colorado
Tim Rose’s art direction has star quality. Had he not spent a number of years diverted by pursuing rock and roll, you would already have heard of him, and would have seen his work in the major art direction, advertising and design annuals. Now that he is back focusing on art direction, any agency that wants to produce great work would be wise to grab him. I would myself, but he has his sights set higher and they should be. He has the ability to make his mark at the highest levels of our profession.
Here’s what Tim does exceptionally well:
1. Concept. He understands the difference between a good design and a good idea. And he can create a flurry of great concepts in a stunningly short time.
2. Design. His is often surprising, and is unerringly beautiful. His composition, type and image choices are exquisite.
3. Interaction. Despite his exceptional talent, people like him. He has all the superior talent one needs to become a prima donna, be he hasn’t. He can disagree with you without getting testy and works very well in agency teams, and with clients. He worked directly for me at MK Advertising for five years. His work for me was primarily print, but I can say without hesitation that he has the skill to art direct print, TV or even multimedia projects that will compete nationally and internationally with the finest work.
Making + Kanefield, Dovetail - St.Louis
I highly recommend Tim Rose for employment and business opportunities you have with your company. I have worked with Tim directly on several advertising and design projects and found him to be imaginative, resourceful, tenacious and extremely talented. He brings an energy and quality to assignments that improve the results significantly. That, and he’s sure not a bad guy to have a beer with. Please feel free to call me if you want to hear me ramble on in person about how much I enjoy Tim’s work.
Owner, Principal, Chief Creative
NORTH - Portland
It is my honor to write for Timothy Rose. It was a pleasure for me to work with Tim for one year. Having landed as an alien onto Ukrainian ground, Tim effectively adopted to the new environment. He managed not only to create exciting advertising, but he also improved client-agency relationship. He was beloved by account people in the agency. Tim considerably improved cooperation between creative department in the agency and the rest of the agency team. He also contributed much to the creative culture of the agency. Tim respects deadlines, but does not compromise quality. He was very good in getting the best out of limited resources. Before he left the agency, which was the sad news for all the team, our agency gained an image of one of the most creative agencies in the market.
Bates Worldwide - Kyiv, Ukraine
This letter is a testimonial to all interested that is was a sincere pleasure working with Timothy Rose during the past two and 1/2 years. Tim is a wonderful art director and creative director, a professional with the capacity not only to work wonderfully but also to improve the quality of the agency atmosphere. To work as his partner was for me a beautiful experience. His vision is always very high and his competence is deep concerning all aspects of advertising. His method to confront the work comes from a profound knowledge of strategy and concept. Maybe his best attribute is to freely let his mind explore new creative approaches, original and unusual. Tim has a unique personal style that has matured over the years and his knowledge of computer graphics, logo design, photography and music are all at the highest level.
Partner and Creative Director
ZER021 - Italy
I had the honor of briefly working with Tim on a quick-turn project for a very challenging client and was immediately impressed with his level of professionalism, insight, and level-headed approach to the work. He helped enhance and refine the message we were trying to tell the audience, and infused a layer of elegant simplicity into the story-arc. I sincerely hope to have the opportunity to work with Tim again in the future.
Smashing Ideas - Seattle
Tim is extraordinary with his design and creative process. He finds the most unsuspecting elements from within and creates monumental and striking imagery. Tim is an explorer; he hones his craft by engaging in life; traveling is his muse; whether it is exotic foods, cultures, or music. It is all part of the package that makes him unique and unpredictably clever with his design. He has a knack of understanding and finding ways to interpret the most beneficial perspective of everything. Tim is a free spirit with his feet planted deep in the ground. He delivers. He proved himself many times over for Creatives On Call. Winning the hearts of colleagues along the way.
Creatives on Call - United States
I am recommending a gentleman by the name of Tim Rose. Tim is a terrific art director/creative director who has spent a lot of time working in Europe. I really like Tim. He’s quick, has a great eye and is a good concept person. We use him every time he is in the US. I know how hard it is to find good people.
Brado-Cuneo Advertising - St.Louis
Tim is a creative director (or art director, if you wish) extraordinaire, combining his talents for conceptual thinking, design, music and the written word, to make advertising that rocks. He is a renaissance man for the 21st century.
Sterling-Rice Group - Boulder, Colorado
I had the pleasure of working with Tim at Sterling-Rice Group as his editor. Tim was continually challenging me on grammar rules, which would seem strange for any ordinary art director, but for Tim, it just shows his level of perfectionism in every single part of the creative process. He must follow it from his first creative spark to the end product, and make sure every i is dotted and every t is crossed. His creativity always astounded me. He thinks on his feet, can come up with creative ideas in the blink of an eye, and constantly hones his craft, learning all he can along the way. It was a sheer pleasure to work with Tim. He would be an asset to any company. Just make sure the editor is well skilled or he or she will run screaming from the building.
Crispin Porter + Bogusly - Boulder, Colorado
To whom it may concern: Tim Rose is a VEEERY creative, multi-talented and passionate person, where you can feel that he loves his job and does it by heart in a professional way. I have loved and enjoyed to work with him, he was always a fair, constructive and helpful partner. It’s a pleasure to know him and he s an interesting character. I would employ him without any doubt.
Publicist Europe - Vienna, Austria
Its been a pleasure working with Tim at MKTG. He's added greatly to Mary's Gone Crackers with highly effective advertising concepts, comprehensive brand guidelines, film production and sophisticated selling presentations. Tim is well versed in the needs of progressive CPG companies.
Executive Vice President
Mary's Gone Crackers - California
We thoroughly enjoy having Tim as part of the team here at MKTG. His passion and energy are contagious and our clients have been impressed by his work. He has worked on our Nike and Mary's Gone Crackers business consistently and has performed at a high level.
President West Coast
Tim provided invaluable amounts of insight and creative energy to our team, churning out endless hours of energetic work that repeatedly blew the socks off our clients. Tim was as valuable in a pitch as he was with a pen (or mouse), and was one of the most dynamic forces on our team, seamlessly shifting between copy, visuals, and big picture strategy day after day. It's not every day that people have the opportunity to work with someone like Tim Rose, and I envy the team that is lucky enough to have him
I had the awesome pleasure of working with Tim on a recent campaign at MKTG Inc. that encompassed print ads, video, and more. As a Creative Director, he gives spot-on guidance, has fantastic insight, and knows just the right tweaks to take the work to the next level. He’s an insanely gifted writer and art director, has a great sense of humor, stays refreshingly calm under pressure, and has an infectious passion and drive for creating kick-ass creative work that resonates.
Copywriter / Design & Travel Writer / Illustrator
Travel & Leisure Magazine - San Francisco