Douglas Timmermeyer

About Douglas Timmermeyer

An Englishman trapped in a midwesterner’s body, Design Director Doug Timmermeyer works with his Savage team to bring creative solutions to life. He works with clients such as Dell Inc., Devon Energy, Rowan Companies, Tenaris and Transwestern and has won several awards in design and communications.


I have a deep, abiding love for magazines. But one magazine that I don’t see enough people reading or giving much love to is Monocle. I’ve been a fan of this magazine for years. It’s a magazine about global affairs, business, culture and design. And it is staggeringly beautiful.

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Fear is the great motivator. We all have fears. If you say you don’t, I’ll know you’re a liar. Whatever your fears are, facing and handling them can make a real difference. It’s good for the creative soul. Lately, I’ve been trying to get out of my comfort zone the only way I know how – scaring the crap out of myself.

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Born to Design

Posted by on October 11th, 2010

I love getting boxes from Amazon. It makes me feel like a kid at Christmas. I recently went out of town for a long weekend and came back to see the brown cardboard box sitting on my desk. “Is that what I think it is?” I asked myself. After opening the box I saw that “YES!!!” …

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It seems like you can’t turn on the television or radio these days without getting hit from the left or right of politics. Me? Depending on the subject, I could probably go one way or the other. However, when it comes to the branding of both parties, I walk down the path of good design. Both the …

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The Value(s) of a Great Brand

Posted by on September 22nd, 2010

Part of my daily routine is to look through different design-related blogs. I look for cool and inspiring work. Along with this I like to see how people sell their cool and inspiring work and/or ideas. One of the posts I found was Steve Jobs’ presentation of the “Think Different” campaign from 1997. In listening to Jobs talk about the value of branding I was struck by how “ahead of the game” he was in understanding the value (and values) of a great brand.

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