Hello, I’m Tim Brown. I live and work in New York State’s beautiful Hudson Valley with my wife and college sweetheart Eileen, our three daughters, and our dogs.
I’m a designer, author, speaker, and maker of tools. My special interest is typography, a fancy word that means using fonts.
Since 2003, I have been designing websites and practicing typography. I try to share what I learn.
As Head of Typography at Adobe, I help people find, get, organize, and use fonts. I think deeply about the role of typography in design applications, advise our partners, make tools, and help people practice.
I wrote Flexible Typesetting, a book about how to make websites and apps look better, and how the web has changed typography. I also speak at conferences about how to practice, and how good typography is good for business.
Nice Web Type was my Graphic Design BFA thesis (SUNY New Paltz), and later a website that I used when web fonts were relatively new. Now it’s a little Slack full of web typography nerds.
I love my family, and I spend a lot of time thinking about how to make the most of our time together. I like to play and invent games, especially with my kids. I try to learn new things.
I’m a volunteer firefighter, and here’s why. I hope to be a more responsible citizen at some point.
Every few months I set personal goals. I like waking up early, and I make a pressure calendar if I feel overwhelmed. I try to focus, but it’s hard.
It’s my privilege to have good friends, to have had good teachers, and to have been raised in a loving family in a free country. I profoundly appreciate it.
Trying again to append a permalink from syndicated post to the original thought on my site.
Oh! Syndication seems to have worked. Trying now to append a permalink from syndicated post to the original thought on my site.
Need to learn how to syndicate this site’s notes & thoughts. Hmm.
Refactored using CSS Grid for layout and it was really fun: http://tbrown.org
Just because people make fancy websites now doesn’t mean you can’t make plain old websites anymore. Plain old websites are pretty great.
Wreck-It Ralph is one of the best movies ever made.
Everyone has a plan until their kid runs face-first into the wall.