Tim Boelaars

Crisp, pleasingly simple graphic icons and clever illustrations from Dutch designer Tim Boelaars.

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Biography

Tim Boelaars lives and works in Amsterdam, and spends his days taking everyday objects and visuals and breaking them down to their most simplistic core, creating neat, compact imagery that is ideal for branding and editorial design. An ADC Young Gun award winner, Tim became interested in illustration and design through a love for graffiti as a teenager and has been creating work ever since. “My work consists mostly of geometric shapes, lines and I tend to work best on a grid,” Tim says. “In my work I try to always find the right balance between simplicity and aesthetics.” With a diverse portfolio, Tim specialises in icon, identity, logo, and packaging design, as well as illustration and art direction.

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Ray-Ban, IBM, Land Rover, Asana, Mazda, Airbnb, Target, Google, Comcast, Sprint, Zendesk, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Leo Burnett, Fast Company, Wired, ESPN, Men’s Health, Esquire, Fortune Magazine, Popular Mechanics, Bloomberg Markets, Nickelodeon, New York Magazine.

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Biography

Tim Boelaars lives and works in Amsterdam, and spends his days taking everyday objects and visuals and breaking them down to their most simplistic core, creating neat, compact imagery that is ideal for branding and editorial design. An ADC Young Gun award winner, Tim became interested in illustration and design through a love for graffiti as a teenager and has been creating work ever since. “My work consists mostly of geometric shapes, lines and I tend to work best on a grid,” Tim says. “In my work I try to always find the right balance between simplicity and aesthetics.” With a diverse portfolio, Tim specialises in icon, identity, logo, and packaging design, as well as illustration and art direction.

Clients

Ray-Ban, IBM, Land Rover, Asana, Mazda, Airbnb, Target, Google, Comcast, Sprint, Zendesk, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Leo Burnett, Fast Company, Wired, ESPN, Men’s Health, Esquire, Fortune Magazine, Popular Mechanics, Bloomberg Markets, Nickelodeon, New York Magazine.

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Biography

Tim Boelaars lives and works in Amsterdam, and spends his days taking everyday objects and visuals and breaking them down to their most simplistic core, creating neat, compact imagery that is ideal for branding and editorial design. An ADC Young Gun award winner, Tim became interested in illustration and design through a love for graffiti as a teenager and has been creating work ever since. “My work consists mostly of geometric shapes, lines and I tend to work best on a grid,” Tim says. “In my work I try to always find the right balance between simplicity and aesthetics.” With a diverse portfolio, Tim specialises in icon, identity, logo, and packaging design, as well as illustration and art direction.

Clients

Ray-Ban, IBM, Land Rover, Asana, Mazda, Airbnb, Target, Google, Comcast, Sprint, Zendesk, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Leo Burnett, Fast Company, Wired, ESPN, Men’s Health, Esquire, Fortune Magazine, Popular Mechanics, Bloomberg Markets, Nickelodeon, New York Magazine.

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Biography

Tim Boelaars lives and works in Amsterdam, and spends his days taking everyday objects and visuals and breaking them down to their most simplistic core, creating neat, compact imagery that is ideal for branding and editorial design. An ADC Young Gun award winner, Tim became interested in illustration and design through a love for graffiti as a teenager and has been creating work ever since. “My work consists mostly of geometric shapes, lines and I tend to work best on a grid,” Tim says. “In my work I try to always find the right balance between simplicity and aesthetics.” With a diverse portfolio, Tim specialises in icon, identity, logo, and packaging design, as well as illustration and art direction.

Clients

Ray-Ban, IBM, Land Rover, Asana, Mazda, Airbnb, Target, Google, Comcast, Sprint, Zendesk, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Leo Burnett, Fast Company, Wired, ESPN, Men’s Health, Esquire, Fortune Magazine, Popular Mechanics, Bloomberg Markets, Nickelodeon, New York Magazine.

The New York Times A series of 14 bespoke icons for the The New York Times 2016 Holiday Subscription Sale.

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The New York Times

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A series of 14 bespoke icons for the The New York Times 2016 Holiday Subscription Sale.

Bluegreenery

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Bluegreenery

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Chateau Luxe

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Night Shift

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Variola

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The New Yorker Illustration of Eustace Tilley, the iconic dandy, for The New Yorker Today app.

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Illustration of Eustace Tilley, the iconic dandy, for The New Yorker Today app.

Cruisin'

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Coast Vibes

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Plants

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Redwoods

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Reaktor Ventures

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IBM A set of spot illustrations created for IBM.

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IBM

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A set of spot illustrations created for IBM.

Billboard A set of spot illustrations created for Billboard.

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Billboard

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A set of spot illustrations created for Billboard.

Men’s Journal Ten spot illustrations created for Men’s Journal. The illustrations depict different topics covered in a story called “Perfect Cities”.

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Ten spot illustrations created for Men’s Journal. The illustrations depict different topics covered in a story called “Perfect Cities”.

AARP The Magazine Six illustrations for AARP The Magazine.

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AARP The Magazine

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Six illustrations for AARP The Magazine.

Ray-Ban 5 illustrations for Ray-Ban's ‘Never Hide Hub’. All illustrations include the brand’s famous aviator glasses.

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Ray-Ban

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5 illustrations for Ray-Ban's ‘Never Hide Hub’. All illustrations include the brand’s famous aviator glasses.

Land Rover A set of 32 icons for the new Land Rover online Experience.

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Land Rover

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A set of 32 icons for the new Land Rover online Experience.

Allegion A set of ten illustrations created for Allegion's internal mission statement.

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Allegion

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A set of ten illustrations created for Allegion's internal mission statement.

New York Magazine Six illustrations for New York Magazine to support small articles about ‘Modest Proposals’ in New York.

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New York Magazine

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Six illustrations for New York Magazine to support small articles about ‘Modest Proposals’ in New York.

Airbnb Several illustrations for Airbnb’s new office interior.

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Airbnb

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Several illustrations for Airbnb’s new office interior.

Creative Mornings

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ESPN Spot illustrations for ESPN.

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Spot illustrations for ESPN.

Build Conference Icons for Build Conference 2012 held in Belfast.

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Icons for Build Conference 2012 held in Belfast.

Georgia COC Custom illustration work for use on the website for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce Member Marketplace initiative.

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Custom illustration work for use on the website for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce Member Marketplace initiative.

Bloomberg Markets Illustrations for Bloomberg Markets to support and article about green energy and cars.

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Illustrations for Bloomberg Markets to support and article about green energy and cars.