This is Tim. He is a senior designer here at Whitney & is also part of the brains behind qdesign. We wanted to know a little more about what he loves, what gets him inspired, what keeps him going. Here is a list of five things Tim simply could not live without.


Ask me what I’m doing this weekend, and chances are that it will involve me going to see some sort of live music. There are few things I enjoy more than going to a show with a group of friends and getting lost in the music. I listen to music when I start my day, while I’m at work, and when I’m winding down for the night. It’s the soundtrack of my life.

My camping gear

All I need is my tent, a backpack with snacks and supplies, my dog, and my pocket knife. Nature inspires me and the seclusion clears my mind. Time seems to slow down and the daily distractions of modern life fade away. I’ve been known to pack my bag and disappear into the wilderness for a few days.


My camera

The art of capturing a moment has always amazed me. If I wasn’t busy being a designer, I’d definitely be knocking on National Geographic’s door begging for a photo job. I take my camera with me on all of my adventures. Looking through the lens forces me to pay attention to the details and see things differently. My favorite things to photograph are landscapes and textures.

My Bic Cristal pen

This is my essential tool. Some people prefer the Pilot Razor Point or Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip, but not me. Give me a Bic Cristal and let the good times roll. Black, blue, red, or green, it does not matter. Shaped like a pencil with that thick ink that “writes first time, every time”…it’s perfect. The Bic Cristal is the medium between the ideas floating around in my head and the paper where those ideas begin to come to life. Fun fact: the hole in the top of the pen’s cap is there to reduce the risk of choking if the cap is inhaled. (I’m guilty of chewing on the cap…bad habit.)

My Old Kentucky Home

Louisville, to be exact. It’s where I was born and raised, it’s where most of my family still lives, it’s forever home. If you ever meet someone from the Commonwealth of Kentucky, you’ll know it, because they won’t stop talking about it. We are a loud and proud people. Whether I’m enjoying the local watering hole in the city, betting on the ponies at the race track, or hiking the Red River Gorge, the Bluegrass State is where I find refuge.