Tymn is a designer & writer passionate about visual storytelling. In his work he aims to connect simple design with clear, thought-provoking ideas.

He was previously the creative director for Black ops—an internal brand team at Dropbox.


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On a stool somewhere, in the 90s
Oil Paintings
03—2021

Still Life 1984, oil on canvas—2021


Fracture, oil on canvas—2021
During quarantine, I taught myself to oil paint. Learning new tools or skills inspire me to find new ways of creative expression. And that process of exploration continuously influences my work as a designer.
Core Values
03—2020


Design, Culture, Booklet
I was recently part of a small team tasked with revising Dropbox’s company values.

As we approached nearly 3000 in size we noticed that some of the qualities that made our company successful when smaller, were holding us back as we became more global. We also learned that we hadn’t been clear enough in the past on how our core values looked in practice.

One additional contribution I made when we launched the new values was to design this small booklet printed on vellum—to allow the material to be transparent— that weaved together every behavior associated with each value into one sentence that connected every page.

30 Linear Drawings
12—2019


Art, Drawing, Book
As a creative exercise, I committed to drawing every day for 30 days. My only rule was to draw in an iterative way. In other words, I would look at what I’d drawn the day before, and imagine what could come next. By doing this, a type of story unfolded day by day—only, I had no idea where it would go. As each new idea stemmed from the previous one, the process became one more of discovery than design. In some ways, it felt like each drawing designed themselves.

See all drawings on my Instagram︎︎

DBX Owens Handbook
08—2019


Design, Work, Book
At the end of 2017 we began a journey with architects Johnston Marklee︎︎ to design our new HQ, (1800 Owens). We viewed this project as an opportunity to live out our company mission—to design a more enlightened way of working. So we asked ourselves, “what could a more enlightened place of work be?” 2 years later, we arrived at that answer.

For the opening of Owens I designed a handbook that both documented that journey of design, and served as a guide for utilizing the new amenities within the office.

Owens map designed by Leon Wood︎︎


Top Shelf
08—2019



Design, Culture, Installation
Sharing books is a great way to spread new ideas throughout your organization as people are more likely to take interest in books recommended by their peers.

Last year while in London I encountered an odd book display located inside of a clothing store. Each book faced forward with hand-written cards displayed below them—book reviews from their previous owners. A store clerk described it to me as their community book swap. She said that anyone could exchange one book for another. I loved this idea. And by including the review cards, it encouraged people to share not just any book, but books they loved. I wondered what effect an installation like this would have at a company.

Later, I repurposed this idea and designed Top Shelf to commemorate the opening of Dropbox’s new HQ. 

Note: I designed tiny stickers as a fun homage to the iconic Penguin Books logo— swapping the penguin with a panda. Pandas having meaningful cultural significance at Dropbox.