Tim Finch

Tim Finch

Creative Director in Chicago, IL, He/Him/His

About

I am a Creative Director based in Chicago, IL. Primarily focusing on commercial still and video work.

Work Experience

2022 — Now
Chicago, IL

In this role at Energy BBDO, I lead a team of designers, copywriters, art directors, and content creators in projects that range from dynamic social content to large-scale TVC executions.

Select Clients: Champion, Meta, SodaStream

2018 — Now
Chicago, IL

Over the last few years Tim has built a freelance practice that focuses on creating imagery that blurs the line between conceptual and reality. Tim’s strong art direction background allows him to effortlessly transition from conceptual product content to strong-lifestyle editorials.

Select Clients: Champion, Grey Goose, Crate & Barrel, Rit Dye, Foxtrot, RXBAR, Chicago Readers, Endulge, Hanahana Beauty, Good Words Press, Distant Community, Reel Plant Paper, Finch Brewery

Featured In: COMPLEX, HYPEBEAST, Essence, The Cut, Good Words Press

2019 — 2020
Chicago, IL

Led art direction and strategy for social and web campaigns from conception to completion.
At LOW RES I managed up to four retainer clients at once, providing monthly content that relied heavily on stop-motion video and stills.

Clients include: Rit Dye, STOLEN, Freshwave, Tovala, Jameson Whiskey , Smaller Things, Ace Hardware, Suntory Toki, Stella Artois, Philz Coffee, Lightlife Foods and Foxtrot Market.

2014 — 2018
Motion Designer - Creative Director at FHC
Tinley Park, IL

During my time at FHC I had the pleasure of taking on a very fluid role of Motion Designer + Creative Director of Social Media. In this role I lead a team of twelve in the production of video content on a weekly and annual basis. All projects lived on a wide range of platforms from Instagram to international broadcast television.

Projects

2022

I’ve spent the last three years creating for brands big and small. Honored to be able to call this my job and participate in creating images for the world to see. Here is my updated book for 2022. If you have a vision — I have ideas. Let’s work together (:

2021

Global stills campaign for Champion.
Agency: Energy BBDO
Role: Art Direction + Photography
September 2021

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Side Projects

2021

Distant is a vibrant, vulnerable digital community that inspires easy-going exchange. Composed of a diverse set of makers, artists, and creatives—industry, years of experience, POV, and career ambitions considered—it’s a space where people can learn from others and learn with others. Find new potential collaborators. Develop friends to lean on. And all possible while we can’t connect IRL, now and whenever that remains true in the future.

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Speaking

2022
Chicago, IL

Can I Show You Something? is a quarterly showcase of the unique ways Distant Community members utilize specific digital tools.

I had the honor of speaking alongside my peers about the wonders and joys of Are.na

Features

2021

Photography and Art Direction for Champion's global effort to bring back Reverse Weave

Contact

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