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timothygoodman

Timothy Goodman

🖍 NYC designer, illustrator, muralist, author
👵🏻 Grandma calls me an artist
👉 Follow @peopleofcraftsmanship
🇫🇷 Currently in Paris

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  • Three years after graduating design school, I was working for my former boss @brianthomascollins right when he started his new design firm. I LOVED the work we were making, however, I also didn't feel creatively stimulated anymore. I knew I had so much inside of me that I needed to get out. One day, I asked Brian for coffee to discuss my future. I told him I wanted to write, speak, author personal projects, and make unconventional work as an independent artist. I was nervous to tell him this stuff because this wasn't something I felt comfortable telling many people at the time—and as my boss, he could have been very discouraging. He was the exact opposite. He told me that if I wanted to find my voice then I needed to make time to do it, to share it, to bridge relationships and to continue doing it. I did exactly that, and two years later I started working for myself. I partnered with @Bally and their #BallyChampion collection because mentors like Brian are my champions. Who's yours? 🖤 #ChampionsAreMade
  • Three years after graduating design school, I was working for my former boss @brianthomascollins right when he started his new design firm. I LOVED the work we were making, however, I also didn't feel creatively stimulated anymore. I knew I had so much inside of me that I needed to get out. One day, I asked Brian for coffee to discuss my future. I told him I wanted to write, speak, author personal projects, and make unconventional work as an independent artist. I was nervous to tell him this stuff because this wasn't something I felt comfortable telling many people at the time—and as my boss, he could have been very discouraging. He was the exact opposite. He told me that if I wanted to find my voice then I needed to make time to do it, to share it, to bridge relationships and to continue doing it. I did exactly that, and two years later I started working for myself. I partnered with @Bally and their #BallyChampion collection because mentors like Brian are my champions. Who's yours? 🖤 #ChampionsAreMade
  •  2,559  47  13 July, 2019
  • one year later ✈️ y’all ever travel far to meet someone new? tell meee #memoriesofagirlineverknew
  • one year later ✈️ y’all ever travel far to meet someone new? tell meee #memoriesofagirlineverknew
  •  3,628  251  12 July, 2019
  • Giveaway! 👜 I have a collection of clutches & hand bags with the Korean fashion brand @couronne_official. Give me a 🙋‍♂️ below and I’ll pick two people to send a clutch to!
  • Giveaway! 👜 I have a collection of clutches & hand bags with the Korean fashion brand @couronne_official. Give me a 🙋‍♂️ below and I’ll pick two people to send a clutch to!
  •  1,463  816  8 July, 2019
  • sunday run ✔️ french homework ✔️ call mom ✔️ eat croissants ✔️ how yall?
  • sunday run ✔️ french homework ✔️ call mom ✔️ eat croissants ✔️ how yall?
  •  5,029  202  7 July, 2019
  • my goal is to live my life with intensity & surround myself with similar folks 🔥 #instatherapy_tim
  • my goal is to live my life with intensity & surround myself with similar folks 🔥 #instatherapy_tim
  •  6,237  117  6 July, 2019
  • a toast for you if you’re like meee 💛🥂 one year ago, one of my faves ive made #timothygoodmanmurals
  • a toast for you if you’re like meee 💛🥂 one year ago, one of my faves ive made #timothygoodmanmurals
  •  4,670  117  5 July, 2019
  • Stop! Asking! Artists! To! Work! For! Free! Here’s the thing: If for instance, someone asks you to do a free mural in their little coffee shop, and you’ve been waiting for an opportunity to do a mural, AND you’ve also got a full-time job, then I feel like you should do it if YOU want to do it—but get something in return from them like free coffee for a year or something. Personally, I feel like those decisions are situational and personal. This is something @shantell_martin and I have had a good debate on. However, it’s so saddening when massive brands ask artists to not just do free work, but to do “spec” work where you and five other artists create a sketch with the off-chance that you’ll be selected for the job and consequently paid. Not to mention, they can steal your concept! I feel so blessed and privileged to make a living doing what I do, but I can’t believe how many of these requests I still get. It’s all so devaluing and wrong. Don’t do it. ❤️
  • Stop! Asking! Artists! To! Work! For! Free! Here’s the thing: If for instance, someone asks you to do a free mural in their little coffee shop, and you’ve been waiting for an opportunity to do a mural, AND you’ve also got a full-time job, then I feel like you should do it if YOU want to do it—but get something in return from them like free coffee for a year or something. Personally, I feel like those decisions are situational and personal. This is something @shantell_martin and I have had a good debate on. However, it’s so saddening when massive brands ask artists to not just do free work, but to do “spec” work where you and five other artists create a sketch with the off-chance that you’ll be selected for the job and consequently paid. Not to mention, they can steal your concept! I feel so blessed and privileged to make a living doing what I do, but I can’t believe how many of these requests I still get. It’s all so devaluing and wrong. Don’t do it. ❤️
  •  11,278  566  2 July, 2019
  • left a lil note in new york before leaving! don’t forget 🖤 #timothygoodmanmurals
  • left a lil note in new york before leaving! don’t forget 🖤 #timothygoodmanmurals
  •  4,338  111  1 July, 2019
  • I grew up in an all-black neighborhood on the east side of Cleveland until I was 13 years old. Then, suddenly, we moved towns and I was going to school with white kids who called me “Goodman.” On the first day of my new school, I wore the dopest two-piece Jordan outfit with the shoes to match, too. I remember a kid asked me in second quarter science class what my last name was. I looked at him and said “something I’m not.” Something! I’m! Not! 😅 Anyway, I’m still ‘The Kid From Cleveland.’ I’m always thinking about the dope Jordan outfit, always carrying a bag of midwest humbleness with a side of hustle & swag. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Where are you from??
  • I grew up in an all-black neighborhood on the east side of Cleveland until I was 13 years old. Then, suddenly, we moved towns and I was going to school with white kids who called me “Goodman.” On the first day of my new school, I wore the dopest two-piece Jordan outfit with the shoes to match, too. I remember a kid asked me in second quarter science class what my last name was. I looked at him and said “something I’m not.” Something! I’m! Not! 😅 Anyway, I’m still ‘The Kid From Cleveland.’ I’m always thinking about the dope Jordan outfit, always carrying a bag of midwest humbleness with a side of hustle & swag. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Where are you from??
  •  3,446  380  30 June, 2019
  • giveaway! gimme a 🙋‍♂️ below & ill send my @westelm doormat to one of you! 🐾
  • giveaway! gimme a 🙋‍♂️ below & ill send my @westelm doormat to one of you! 🐾
  •  3,649  874  29 June, 2019
  • fridayyyy at home ☀️ gonna miss this place while im in paris! ps my @westelm planters are still available (i think!)
  • fridayyyy at home ☀️ gonna miss this place while im in paris! ps my @westelm planters are still available (i think!)
  •  2,681  50  28 June, 2019
  • Here’s a story. I love this man. I’ve seen him on and off since college, but after taking 4 years off, I’ve gone consistently the past year since having bad depression last spring & summer. He’s like an old inspiring uncle to me, someone who’s lived life with real meaning, someone who helps me not only process what I’m feeling inside, but helps me manage life and career decisions. He never lets me talk down about myself, and I always have his voice in my head. Sometimes, if we meet at the end of the day, we go over the allocated hour and he’ll tell me amazing stories about his life. It was so hard to say goodbye today since I’m not going to see him while I’m in Paris the next couple months. We hugged for a minute straight and he said, “Kid, don’t forget you are lovable, you are beautiful, and you are worthy of all the love in the world. See you on Skype.” 🖤 #instatherapy_tim
  • Here’s a story. I love this man. I’ve seen him on and off since college, but after taking 4 years off, I’ve gone consistently the past year since having bad depression last spring & summer. He’s like an old inspiring uncle to me, someone who’s lived life with real meaning, someone who helps me not only process what I’m feeling inside, but helps me manage life and career decisions. He never lets me talk down about myself, and I always have his voice in my head. Sometimes, if we meet at the end of the day, we go over the allocated hour and he’ll tell me amazing stories about his life. It was so hard to say goodbye today since I’m not going to see him while I’m in Paris the next couple months. We hugged for a minute straight and he said, “Kid, don’t forget you are lovable, you are beautiful, and you are worthy of all the love in the world. See you on Skype.” 🖤 #instatherapy_tim
  •  6,259  243  27 June, 2019