Ten Questions 030 – Timothy J. Reynolds

October 29th, 2012 by Mat Dolphin

Here at MDHQ we’re always on the look out for new stuff to inspire us. When we find something we think might inspire others we shove it out to twitter and spread the love to one and all. Recently we came across the work of Timothy J. Reynolds and were instantly captivated by his style and work. Timothy is an exhibit designer and illustrator based in Milwaukee, WI. Born and raised in the south and originally from Winston-Salem, he picked up the random nickname Turnis when he was a kid and it just stuck. He went to school for architecture, worked in a design firm or two, and then his quit his job and sold everything he owned and left. Wow!

We got in touch with Timothy to ask him if he’d be interested in getting involved with our Ten Questions series. He said YES, so check out his replies…

1. How do you describe what you do?
I stay up late building little worlds in 3D. They started as a personal project about a year ago and I’m still going with it. By day, I’m a 3D illustrator for a large marketing firm.

2. What made you want to do what you do?
I was always drawing and playing with LEGOs growing up. I guess a career in 3D was inevitable.

3. How would you describe your workplace?
Two large screens and a fast Mac Pro to handle renders. Always a moleskine nearby for sketching quick concepts.

4. What is your favourite colour?
Maybe blue? Changes daily.

5. Who is your favourite artist or writer?
Artist: Dr. Seuss
Writer: Douglas Adams

6. What was your previous job?
Playing poker for a living.

7. Do you work within a team? If so, how many people do you work with?
There’s about 25 people on the design team at work.

8. Do you listen to music whilst working? If so, what do you listen to?
YES. Noise-canceling headphones are the only way I can focus in a large open space with so many people.

9. Who inspires you to do what you’re doing?
I’m kinda just making these isometric pieces for myself. They’re great fun and sometimes I even learn a new trick or two in the process.

10. Which advice has helped you the most?
Put your work out there and show others. But I think it’s more important to just try and have fun with whatever you make.

Timothy is a super nice guy and clearly a man not short of a creative streak. You can, and should, check out more of his stellar work on his site and follow what he has to say on Twitter / Dribbble / Flickr / Behance / Coroflot / Tumblr.

Thank you to Timothy for agreeing to take the hot seat and thanks to you for reading. We hope you enjoyed it, let us know what you think.

Tom and Phil

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