Timothy Goodman is a designer, illustrator, muralist and author. Grandma calls him an artist.

Timothy Goodman's art and words have populated walls, buildings, packaging, cars, people, shoes, clothing, book jackets, magazine covers and galleries all over the world. His clients include Google, Samsung, Uniqlo, Target, MoMA, Airbnb, Netflix, The New Yorker and The New York Times. He has received awards from most major design & illustration publications. He’s the co-creator of several personal projects including the blog and book 40 Days of Dating (whose film rights were optioned to Warner Bros), 12 Kinds of Kindness, Build Kindness Not Walls, People of Craft, and Friends With Secrets. He is also the author of Sharpie Art Workshop. Recently, he launched a global collection of clothing with Uniqlo, and products with West Elm. He teaches at SVA in NYC and talks about his feelings on Instagram.


373 Broadway, D16
New York, NY 10013

Speaking & Workshops

Adobe MAX Conference talk & workshop in Los Angeles & San Diego, SXSW talk in Austin, OFFF Barcelona talk, OFFF Mexico talk, TEDx talk at Columbia College Chicago, AIGA talks in Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Honolulu, Kansas City, Minnesota, Portland, Pittsburgh, RISD, Albany, Syracuse and Fresh Dialogue in NYC, ADC workshop in Miami, ADC Sharpie workshop in NYC, MICA workshop in Baltimore, PSFK Conference talk in NYC, Sitges Conference talk in Spain, Type Directors Club talk in NYC, WMC Fest talk in Cleveland, WeMake Conference talk in Portland, Summit at Sea talk in Miami, Graphika Manila talk in Philippines, ING Conference talk in Dubai, HOW Conference talk in Chicago, RGD Conference talk in Vancouver, RGD Conference talk in Toronto, SIVA talk & workshop in Shanghai & Beijing, Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts talk & workshop, School of Visual Arts talk & workshops in NYC, Revisit ITCH talk in Guatemala City, Adobe Make It Conference talk in Sydney, FITC Conference in Toronto, WebVisions Barcelona talk & workshop, Designyatra Conference talk in Goa, India, TYPO Berlin Conference talk in Berlin, RiseUp Conference talk in Cairo, Egypt


Selected Clients

Ace Hotel, Adidas, Adobe, Airbnb, Apple, Bleacher Report, Cadillac, Coach, Coca-Cola, ESPN, Esquire, Ford, Google, GQ, Guess, iMax, J.Crew, Kevin Durant Foundation, MoMA, Netflix, Newsweek, New Yorker, New York Magazine, NY Public Library, Pencils of Promise, Penguin, Rag & Bone, Saks Fifth Avenue, Samsung, Samsonite, Seat Geek, Sharpie, Starbucks, Target, The New York Times, Tiffany & Co, Time Magazine, Uber, Uniqlo, Urban Outfitters, Variety Magazine, Viacom, Volkswagen, West Elm, Zappos

Selected Awards

AIGA 365 Design, AIGA 50/50 Book Covers, Art Directors Club Young Guns, American Illustration, Communication Arts, GDUSA People to Watch, Print Magazine, Print Magazine New Visual Artist, Society of Publication Spots, Type Directors Club

Lecture: 30, 45, 60 minutes

You Gotta Make a Lot of Stuff Before You Can Make Stuff Like Yourself

Timothy Goodman is constantly trying to find meaning in his work. But what defines meaning? He believes the greatest joy as a designer and an artist is the ability to connect to another human emotionally through his work and words. Whether it's a large-scale public mural on the streets of NYC, a marker scrawling on a Uniqlo t-shirt, a web- based social experiment that documents his life, or writing personal stories on Instagram, he wants to start dialogues about difficult topics such as love, heartbreak, politics, race, therapy and mental health. Join Timothy as he talks about where he’s been, where he’s at, and how he’s trying to redefine what it means to work in this industry.

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