chief of self

Hello World

My name is Timothy Nishimura.

I solve problems.

In former times, I focused on contributing to year-on-year revenue growth in a B2B environment. That included millions of premium Out-of-Home impressions delivered for clients of Big 5 and independent Ad Agencies.

In the future, I will once again round this corner in the Piazza Di Santa Maria.

In the meantime, my goal is to provide insight and actionable strategies to small business owners. Let’s talk through your problem and see what we come up with.

Selected Work

BattleSketch

One fine day during the spring quarantine of 2020, I was in a conversation with my girlfriend about game nights and the types of games that you could play over a video call. 

BattleSketch is a Battleship game for Sketch designed by Timothy Nishimura. I created it to keep remote design teams entertained with a game that they could play within existing software. I also included some house rules to expand gameplay, and experiment with scalability. 

Getting featured in the Sketch Newsletter was an added bonus!

Selected Work

Cover Remixes

One of my favorite design challenges is creating new artwork for existing songs. My personal process of taking something with an existing design language begins with breaking down the material into components and arranging them on the tabula rasa of my mind. I like leaving them slightly pixel imperfect, with some sort of minor error that gives it personality.

 

Selected Work

Music Videos

A collection of various work behind the camera, legal pad, telephone, and/or at the editing desk. And, by editing desk, I mean a corner table at a Starbucks that required a good 8 minutes to secure, by employing a ninja-like hovering but not hovering stance. 

Everyone's Doing It

Go ahead, send me an email. I promise, absolutely NO SPAM, unless of course, you enjoy the iconic variety of musubi.

In that case, please email me with the Subject: Spam? Yes Please, and I will send you a link to purchase your very own SPAM musubi meal kit. 

Like Hello Fresh, but honestly more like Hello! Shelf Stable.

Everyone's Doing It

Go ahead, send me an email. I promise, absolutely NO SPAM, unless of course, you enjoy the iconic variety of musubi.

In that case, please email me with the Subject: Spam? Yes Please, and I will send you a link to purchase your very own SPAM musubi meal kit. 

Like Hello Fresh, but honestly more like Hello! Shelf Stable.

Hey, it's Timothy Nishimura. Did you make it this far? Awesome! Usually, there's a couple of columns of links here, followed by an About Us teaser, and social media links. In lieu of these things, I thought it might be nice to write a long, meandering block of copy similar to the vanity cards of Chuck Lorre. Like many good things, the effort to freeze-frame and share a vanity card has been rendered minimal. Most people interpret this as either progress or a general de-evolution of society, and use it as an opportunity to deride those damn lazy-a** millennials. The funny thing is that, despite this conventional wisdom, some people will absolutely go to great lengths for an experience, insider knowledge, Justice for Breonna Taylor, or to obtain access to something, if the offer is compelling enough. In his first vanity card for the show Dharma & Greg, Chuck thanks the viewer for taking the time to tape the show with their VCR, and pausing on the card to read it. He reveals that he will use this space to espouse his personal philosophy. Now, some scenarios immediately come to mind...perhaps that of an extra on the show making a long-distance call to a friend back home with an MCI calling card paid for by Mom & Dad, to remind them to set the timer on the VCR. Or, of the technical process involved with scheduling a show taping, including making sure the correct channel was set, and of course, ensuring the clock set on the correct time. This particular task requiring the completion of a post-doctoral fellowship to accomplish, it must be noted.
Hey, it's Timothy Nishimura. Did you make it this far? Awesome! Usually, there's a couple of columns of links here, followed by an About Us teaser, and social media links. In lieu of these things, I thought it might be nice to write a long, meandering block of copy similar to the vanity cards of Chuck Lorre. Like many good things, the effort to freeze-frame and share a vanity card has been rendered minimal. Most people interpret this as either progress or a general de-evolution of society, and use it as an opportunity to deride those damn lazy-a** millennials. The funny thing is that, despite this conventional wisdom, some people will absolutely go to great lengths for an experience, insider knowledge, Justice for Breonna Taylor, or to obtain access to something, if the offer is compelling enough. In his first vanity card for the show Dharma & Greg, Chuck thanks the viewer for taking the time to tape the show with their VCR, and pausing on the card to read it. He reveals that he will use this space to espouse his personal philosophy. Now, some scenarios immediately come to mind...perhaps that of an extra on the show making a long-distance call to a friend back home with an MCI calling card paid for by Mom & Dad, to remind them to set the timer on the VCR. Or, of the technical process involved with scheduling a show taping, including making sure the correct channel was set, and of course, ensuring the clock set on the correct time. This particular task requiring the completion of a post-doctoral fellowship to accomplish, it must be noted.