Timothy O'Donnell is a creative director at 160over90, a branding agency headquartered in Philadelphia. In his varied career, he has designed for 4AD Records, MTV, New York magazine, and Johnson & Johnson's Global Strategic Design Office, and has counted HarperCollins, HBO, Penguin Books and numerous independent record labels among his freelance clients.
Timothy is the author and designer of Sketchbook: Conceptual Drawings from the World's Most Influential Designers, which married his abiding interest in the creative process with his complete inability to pay attention during conference calls.
Unassailable news sources, the Huffington Post and my wife Alex, both think Prince's new cover is brilliant.
If you spend enough time talking about music and album covers, every so often you'll be asked, "So, what was your first record?" This is an unfortunate situation if (a) you believe honesty is the best policy, and (b) your first record was Double Vision by Foreigner.
Designing for the music industry sure ain't what it used to be—the goalposts haven't just moved, they've been smashed into atoms.
|Design Bully||Fashion Filter|
|Overlooked||Playing with Color|
|Playing With Type||Poster of the Week|
|Take the Edge Off||Undercover|
|Design Reference||Environmental Design|
|Pattern & Palette||Product Design|