Interview with Tim Smith(@timothybsmith)

And then there were 6...left. I found this quote today, I liked it. 

It's amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper.  - Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld one of my favorite comedians has released a new web series called.

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. The title pretty much explains it all. Right up my alley.

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Today;s interview is with Tim Smith. Tim is an avid designer, the founder of Anythin' Goes a design studio. He is also the host  of the East Wing, one of my all time favorite podcasts.

How/why/when did you get into design?

I got into design by accident. I was 15 years old and I was enrolled in Community College. At the time, I was majoring in Radio and Television. One semester, I "accidentally" took a Photoshop class and absolutely loved it. So I switched my major and started to learn print design and how to run a printing press. I am and always will be in love with the smell of ink.

What has been your greatest accomplishment so far?

I think it's been the huge honor of working with the people I've worked with. I've had some great jobs, learned tons and had the privilege of people who cared enough to mentor me. Now, I'm running my own show with my company Anythin’ Goes, which I'm very excited about.

If the "powers that be" elected you the president of global web design, what would you first action in office be?

Oh man… that's a tough one. I've never thought of being president of anything. I think my first action would be free ice cream for everyone. Ice cream makes people happy and happy people, make for a great community.

What does your workspace look like?

I live in a beautiful and spacious studio apartment in St. Paul, MN. I have a little nook for my desk which is a mess most of the time. I think I've had this desk clean like once. I have my Macbook Pro, Rode Podcaster and Thunderbolt Display on it and I love it.

What is the future of Make Awesome magazine?

It has a very bright future. I'm currently working hard on the magazine and some companies have been so gracious to help me make it possible. Hope to have it published my the spring.

I can't wait for that magazine. Here is the desktop background I designed for Tim.

David Silverman