I am a multidisciplinary designer of both physical and digital products. I love developing new brands and extending or refreshing existing ones. The work I’ve done has impacted customers and fans of models, musicians, startups, consumer goods companies, and cultural institutions, among many others.
I am a maker of things – beautiful things.
I believe that the design on the inside of the box is just as important as what’s on the outside of the box.
I believe that the best answer to a question is not always going to be the fastest or easiest answer.
I believe in design that engages through emotion - can it make you smile, make you cry, make you cheer, make you think?
I believe in finishing what I started. Want to get started on something?
Born in Iowa, raised in Northern California and currently based in Los Angeles, Tim Hankins pursued design to explore his creative interests: art, music, film, games and technology. A childhood hobby became a career when Hankins joined ARTISTdirect in 2000. He then founded his own design firm (Methods of Madness) where he has designed for a group of diverse clients such as Walt Disney Records, supermodel Marisa Miller, and the LA Philharmonic. He was the first designer hired by The Honest Company and helped to build that brand through its early digital and packaging designs. After 4 and a half years at Honest, Hankins left as its Director of Creative Services and spent a year as the Creative Director of Laurel & Wolf, an interior design company based in West Hollywood, CA.
Los Angeles Business Journal: "Executive Style" - January 2017
Design Today: "Ten Questions with The Honest Company" - April 2015
Package Design Matters Series: "Tim Hankins Talks Brand Packaging" March 2015
Package Design Magazine: "Honestly Authentic" - March 2015
Los Angeles Design Festival: "30 Seconds with Tim Hankins" - June 2014
The In-House Type: The Honest Company - June 2014
TALKS & OTHER ENGAGEMENTS
"Free Fallin'" – Typography in L.A. 20x20 (February 2017)
"FAIL" – AIGA (January 2017)
"Live & Learn" – ThinkTank Conference, AIGA Nashville, TN (October 2015)
Judge – Concepts We Wish Were Real Awards (September 2015)
Panel Speaker – LA Design Summit; Venice, CA (March 2015)
"The Importance of Package Design" – Packaging Design Matters Conference; Naples, FL (January 2015)
"Eco Doesn't Have to Be Boring" – The Dieline Conference; San Francisco, CA; (June 2013)
PAST & CURRENT CLIENTS
THE AMORY WARS
BLKBX CREATIVE GROUP
BLUE CHIMP INDUSTRIES
THE CHAMPAGNE SOCIALISTS
THE CHILDREN'S PLACE
HAPPIEST BABY, INC.
HILL & KNOWLTON
THE HONEST COMPANY
LAUREL & WOLF
LITTLE HOUSE PRODUCTIONS
LOST IN LOS ANGELES
NATURALLY PERFECT DOLLS
THE PRESS FIRE
RUDOLPH MONTE FOUNDATION
SHOOTS & GIGGLES PHOTOGRAPHY
TITANS OF MAVERICKS
VANS WARPED TOUR
WALT DISNEY RECORDS
WILLIAM MORRIS ENDEAVOR