Hi, I'm Tim Cothran – Digital Design Lead for Bremer Bank.

Throughout my career I've become well versed in as many areas of design as possible, which has made me particularly effective as an in-house creative director, capable of building and executing almost all of a company's creative needs with little to no outsourcing. My skills and experience include packaging, branding and identity, environmental design, photography and videography, marketing campaigns and collateral, UX/UI and product design, and site design and implementation.


From January 2010 to November 2015, I built and led a 14-person in-house creative team, during which time Code42 grew from 13 to 500+ people and $186M in funding.


Before Code42 transitioned to a master brand, my focus was primarily on their consumer backup product, CrashPlan.



In February 2016, I joined Aftercode as the first employee with two of the co-founders of Code42, and prepared to develop an AI-powered social app.


In November 2016, Aftercode began development on Rambl, an AI-powered calling platform for inside sales teams, which officially launched in May 2018.


Inkit came to me in need of a quick site and brand refresh to improve their appearance during fundraising.

on the side

I have a variety of interests that occupy my time – whenever I actually have time, that is.


I've worked in 2-person agencies and 2,500-person enterprises. I've been the 1,000th person to join and work through the difficulties of a major M&A rebrand. I've also witnessed the challenges of joining at 13 and growing to 500 in less than 4 years. And recently I've gained immense insights from starting from scratch as the first employee, developing a value proposition, identifying product/market fit, and iterating over and over...and over...on messaging and product features. I've worked for clients in healthcare, insurance, medical technology, telecom, SaaS, retail, and non-profit sectors.