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Who is Tim Caffin?

I'm a multidisciplinary designer with a diverse background who loves to apply my skills in building engaging experiences and performant products with teams of design and business professionals.

I have a strong willingness and a boundless capacity to learn new things. I'm well versed in a host of software tools and always stoked for more. I like to work hard and play hard, and am open to remote work or relocation.

I'm a multidisciplinary designer with a diverse background who loves to apply my skills in building engaging experiences and performant products with teams of design and business professionals.

I have a strong willingness and a boundless capacity to learn new things. I'm well versed in a host of software tools and always stoked for more. I like to work hard and play hard, and am open to remote work or relocation.

Let's make something awesome, bring some joy and utility to the people of the world, and have as much fun as possible along the way.

Experience

Slope.io

Remote → Richmond, Virginia

Designer 2

2020 – present

🤫 🪄

Independent Contractor & Consultant

Anywhere

UX / Web Designer

2015 – 2020

Designing, prototyping, and producing custom Webflow sites for a variety of startups, clients, and small businesses.

Creating Squarespace sites for clients who don't need the power and flexibility of Webflow.

Providing consultation and instruction on content, layout, presentation, and design strategy.

Instructing and advising on Webflow development and strategy.

In all cases, writing custom code to bend pixels, layouts, and interactions to my will.

Figma
HTML
CSS
basic JavaScript
Sublime Text
Webflow
Squarespace

Wilson Associates

Manhattan, New York → Dallas, Texas

Interaction Designer & Digital Editor

2015 – COVID-19

Performed a wide range of creative and strategic tasks across many areas of the company, reporting directly to the CEO.

Designed and produced a variety of deliverables for external stakeholders as well as internal teams, including executive, business development, operations, leadership, and design teams.

"We're planting a seed and we'll just see what it grows into."

I wore many, many hats. Read more below.

+Roles & Responsibilities

Graphics & Communications Design

Designed and produced rich, communicative, visually organized presentations, proposals, portfolios, and other collateral — for the purpose of winning new work, or otherwise showcasing the services and capabilities of the firm.

Designed and produced client presentations: presenting architects’ and interior designers’ concepts and design development iterations.

Worked with the CEO and global public relations director to establish the company's purpose, vision, values, and mission statement.

Designed and produced collateral for public events (conventions, hiring fairs, etc.) as well as an executive corporate retreat / vision quest.

InDesign
Illustrator
Photoshop
Keynote
PowerPoint

Web Design, Development, Testing, Implementation, and Administration

Singlehandedly prototyped, designed, built from scratch, populated, tested, and launched a bespoke website showcasing the firm's most recent and most significant projects.

Wrote the vast majority of marketing copy across the site.

Copyedited most of the copy provided by marketing, executive, and human resources teams.

Prepared all visual assets and populated the content management system.

Worked closely with the public relations manager to refine headlines, copy, and other various aspects of the site and content therein.

Trained the public relations manager to use the Webflow editor and to update the CMS.

Trained the global IT manager on technical aspects of the Webflow account.

Worked with human resources and operations departments to maintain and manage career opportunities and other public-facing job postings.

Webflow
Photoshop
HTML
CSS

3D Modeling & Rendering

Produced a 3D model and renderings of a 20’ × 40’ interior design showcase booth — designed by a team of Dallas-based interior designers — for BDwest 2019 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, including furniture, lighting, and signage.

Fusion 360

Project Management

Managed the collaboration of designers across Dallas and New York studios, as well as the sponsors / vendors involved in the BDwest 2019 project. Monitored and managed related expenses. Traveled to Los Angeles to supervise the receipt of all items, as well as the construction and final installation of all components. Spoke on a panel with two design directors with regard to the project, our goals, and the outcome.

Video Editing & Motion Graphics

Designed and produced explicative / illustrative motion graphics, 2D & 3D titles, etc., to best communicate CEO’s message and intent.

Designed and produced standardized brand templates for various uses, including internal company-wide CEO communiqués, videos, and live broadcasts.

Captured, managed, and edited audio and video for the creation of internal and external videos.
Designed and produced project-specific content for client work.

Final Cut Pro X
Motion 5
Logic Studio X

IT Management & MSP Procurement

Worked with CFO and a third-party IT consultant to: establish the firm’s IT requirements, interview managed service providers, present our findings and recommendation to the parent company’s board of directors, and ultimately sign contracts with an MSP to replace the outgoing IT provider.

Managed the MSP on-boarding process according to predetermined timeline; hosted Monday & Friday status calls.

Managed the MSP over three quarters, following the departure of the CFO.
Created an internal web-based IT ticketing systems for both human resources/management and general end users.

Performed both hands-on and remote auxiliary IT tasks and fulfilled various responsibilities — including server and network administration, setting up backups, hardware procurement, new employee on-boarding setup — until a global IT manager was hired.

Office 365
Squarespace
GoToMeeting

IT Recruitment & Hiring

Reviewed inbound résumés and culled prospective applicants.

Interviewed multiple candidates — alongside the global human resources manager and local operations manager — for the position of global IT manager.

Hired and onboarded global IT manager, handing off all IT tasks, data, systems access, third-party contracts, enterprise software license agreements, etc.

Squarespace

Enterprise Tools

Co-led with the CFO the negotiation of a substantial enterprise systems upgrade contract for the accounting and operations ERP and HRIS system for human resources.

Prepared detailed report of our findings and subsequent recommendations for the parent company’s board of directors.

Proposed a leaner, unified, and cascading architecture for systems used by all teams throughout the company. Some aspects of this plans have been adopted, and others have been considered for future implementation.

Engaged third parties to explore how their products / services could enrich the firm and its performance, while being financially sensible.

Dynamics SL
Dynamics 365 Finance
Dynamics 365 Human Resources
OpenAsset

Salesforce

Created a unified dashboard as the default landing page for the business development team, to promote increased awareness of KPIs and other Salesforce metrics.

Performed license management, user administration: on-boarding, off-boarding, password recovery, etc.

Created custom fields on opportunities and projects records.

Directed users to relevant Salesforce Accelerators and Trailhead modules — or provided direct support — in response to user support inquiries.

Created company-specific support collateral for Salesforce users.

Salesforce
Keynote

Apple

Miami, Florida

Genius

3/2011 – 12/2011 ⋯ 8/2014 – 9/2015

Apple-Certified Mac Technician (ACMT), trained at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California and Atlanta, Georgia.

Apple hardware & software repair technician; world-class customer experience agent, consistently earning superlative NetPromoter scores.

Family Room Specialist

1/2010 – 2/2011

Apple software instructor — One-to-One & group workshops.

iOS device technician.

Product Specialist

7/2008 – 12/2009

Apple product expert & sales specialist.

JCB

Pooler, Georgia

Lead Interaction Designer

9/2013 – 11/2013

Led the design of all UI / UX elements in this collaborative, corporate-sponsored industrial design project between JCB North America and SCAD.

Illustrator
Photoshop
Keynote

AirFrance-KLM Group (Barfield)

Miami, Florida

CAD Operator

11/2013 – 12/2013

Internship; Designed and modeled a dynamic load bank in SolidWorks for testing aeronautic / avionic equipment.

Unit was produced for use by the engineers at Barfield Miami, with the intention to be replicated for other locations around the world.

SolidWorks

Education

Savannah College of Art & Design

Savannah, Georgia

Industrial Design

1/2012 – 5/2014

Bachelor of Fine Art

Interaction Design

Miami-Dade College

Miami, Florida

Architecture

Architectural Design
Architectural Graphics & Drafting

Music Theory & Composition

Associate of Arts

Licenses & Certifications

Apple-Certified Macintosh Technician (ACMT)

Cupertino, California

Black Belt, Shodan

Ken-Shin-Kan Gōjū-ryū Karate-Do

Trained under the tutelage of the late Sensei Alfredo Gidi.

Acclaim & Recognition

BDwest 2019

boutiquedesignwest.com

Project manager & panelist.

Trend Hunter

trendhunter.com

Project feature.

SCAD Student Collection

Savannah College of Art & Design, 2014

SCAD purchased one of my sculptures to display in the student gallery — a barn owl with a 6' wingspan, posed as if mid-wing-flap, made using raw 18-gauge and insulated 8-gauge wire, coated in phosphorescent paint so as to glow in the dark.

Dean's List

Savannah College of Art & Design

Artistic Achievement Scholarship

Savannah College of Art & Design, 2012

Jane Pyle Composition Competition

Miami–Dade College, 2009

Second place; cash prize

Language

English

Native

Français

Native

Español

Conversational

Current Location

Dallas

Texas, USA

Past Locations

Brooklyn

New York, USA

Savannah

Georgia, USA

Miami

Florida, USA

Brentwood

Essex, UK

Paris

France

Johannesburg

South Africa

Versailles

France

Interests & Pastimes

 Apple°

🧠 autodidacticism

🧗 bouldering

🎸 guitar

👾 synth

🎹 piano

💻 DAW production

🛹 skateboarding

🍿 film

🎤 standup comedy

🥗 healthy foods

💭 meaning

° I'm a six-color-bleeding diehard Apple evangelist ∴ good luck getting me to use Android or Windows.
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