tim blackburn design

Portfolio | recent work



Samples of publications, websites, and logos.
Please visit the links below to see a partial portfolio of websites, graphic identities, and print publications (PDFs).


Stuart Darsch Photography
A new photography website -- launched in the summer of 2009.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology graphic identity
Project leader, manager, design director. Key conceptualization, content development, and design of the online style guide as well as the MIT official business papers and presentation tools.

Brown University viewbook (PDF)
Viewbook design for Brown Univeristy Office of Admission.

MIT viewbook, 2006 (PDF)
Viewbook design for MIT Office of Admissions, 2006 edition.

MIT 10th grade search publication, 2009 (PDF)
Poster mailer for MIT Office of Admissions, 2009 edition.
The two PDFs show the front and back of the self-mailer poster unfolded.

MIT viewbook, 2000 (PDF)
Viewbook design for MIT Office of Admissions, 2000 edition.

MIT 10th grade search publication, 2000 (PDF)
Mailer 10th grade students for MIT Office of Admissions, 2000 edition.
This self-mailer poster unfolded at angles like oragami or a fortune teller.

Logos (18 page PDF)
A selection of logos and icons designed for companies, organizations, and university departments.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: Harbor Transcript
A new design of the newsletter for the DNA research and education institute.

ACK Broker
ACK Broker Nantucket: a new graphic identity and website for a realty group on Nantucket Island

MIT Energy Initiative
Graphic identity and website design.

MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) — newsletter "Energy Futures"
A link to three editions of the MITEI newsletter (each one a PDF for download).
For example.

MIT Commencement
An information source for Commencement at MIT.

MIT President Hockfield
Website for President Hockfield.

MIT Spectroscopy Lab
Conceptual design and art directed the final execution of this site for the researchers who explore the world through light. Stuart Darsch photography.

MIT Publishing Services Bureau
MIT Publishing Services Bureau: original design, graphic I.D., concept, and direction.

MIT organization chart
A new version with rollover reveals is in prodution here..

MIT IS&T graphic identity
Logo design and brief online style guide, building on the values and mission of the newly named and restructured MIT Information Services and Technology (IS&T) department.

Henry David Thoreau Foundation
Henry David Thoreau Foundation: a new graphic identity and website for a scholarship foundation to support ecologically related studies at colleges and universities.






Event posters
Various event posters for special occasions at MIT. (Links to PDFs)

Soros speaks about the new economy

MIT Winter Break 2008
MIT Winter Break 2007

MIT Fall Picnic 2008

MIT Spring Break 2008

MIT Police awareness posters: series 1
MIT Police awareness posters: series 2

MIT President Hockfield inauguration poster series


The MIT home page editorial design
A few editorial designs for the MIT home page. Part of the game for designing illustration graphics for the MIT home page is to incorporate "MIT" or the MIT logo somewhere in the design. Each graphic linked to a feature story about recent research or event. Here are a few samples from over the last few years.

MIT Energy Forum

MIT Winter Break 2008

MIT Spring picnic

World AIDS Day at MIT

MIT collaborates on US voting technology

Memory research lab

MIT recycling program

Giving at MIT


Robot contest

Technology monitory shopping: the shopbot

Life is not virtual

High heel technology

Green building technology

email : tbd at timblackburndesign.com    phone : 617 . 983 . 8366
address : 30 Boylston Street . Jamaica Plain . Massachusetts . 02130 - 2117 . USA