Tim Semple has one of those beautifully curated Instagram feeds that you can't help but want to follow. Through asking him a few questions, I was delighted to discover that his approach isn't just stylish but full of substance. Read on to discover the importance of 'compassion and passion' in Tim's practice.
What have you been up to in the year since graduating?
The past year has been well spent living young, wild and free as a Freelance Designer. I have had the space and energy to explore all avenues and work with some truly passionate people. My freelance experience to date has been unpredictable - I always knew this heading into it - but have enjoyed the experience dealing with different types of clients and helping shape their identity.
How do you think your creative process might differ from other designers?
I don't know if any one creative can safely say they have an original or unique process, but being able to just be yourself and engage with the project through your own compassion and passion as a creative can really bring forth a level of energy and motivation that I don't feel can be achieved synthetically. It's a natural procedure of taking the background information and being able to visually (and analytically) compose a feasible solution with a hint of your own flavour.
What are your design values?
Integrity and diversity. Design work must speak to a certain level and person, but at the same time it must not judge, shun or alienate any thing or person.
What would be your dream client?
I think a lot of designer's enjoy that one brief or project that doesn't require an intensity of background work or pickiness. They are able to jump in with creative spirits and make something that's to their liking. Generally I feel this way, but often there are times where constraints are actually a blessing and can help you get out of that fogginess of a thousand different directions and concepts in order to hone in on something that is effective and best possible outcome. A client who is passionate about their brand or project and is willing to put the designer through a series of wipe-out challenges to gather something splendid. That is what I respect and work well with.
Can you point us towards any other creatives that we should know about?
I have to say, at the moment I keep a thousand different tabs from designers, art directors to photographers. Australia is really outdoing itself right now with creatives like photographer Tom Ross, designer Sarah Mangion and art director Marsha Golemac.