Timo Kuhn

  • Design Director / Product and Front End Designer
  • Chicago, IL

Born in San Francisco. Raised in Switzerland. Matured in New York. Father of two, husband of one.

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I’m a product and front-end designer living in Chicago, IL.

I am currently the design director at Dscout, a mobile research platform.

Before that, I’ve spent my days building the new Carbonmade experience and crafting their catalogue of themes. Now, I’m up for a new challenge.

You can also find me tweeting or posting pictures on instagram. I’m also dribbbling every once in a while or posting the occasional codepen. Oh right, and there’s LinkedIn of course.

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Pssst: I was once on the cover of a magazine…!


Design Director at Dscout

May 2016 – October 2019 Chicago, IL

I started here as a Senior Product Designer in 2016 but have since been promoted to lead all things design as their Design Director. I was the driving force behind the creation and adoption of a style guide and a design pattern library as well as their mobile app efforts.

Product Designer at Carbonmade

Jun 2011 – May 2016 Chicago, IL

I’ve spent the last four years building the new Carbonmade experience and crafting their catalogue of themes.

Designer at Rockwell Group

Aug 2004 – Jun 2011 New York, NY

Working on various print, identity, environmental design and graphics for a Coca-Cola showroom in Atlanta, rebranding of Asbury Park and Absolut Vodka Suite in Las Vegas as well. I was in charge of redesigning their web-presence, and I also created the website for Imagination Playground. (Both of which have since changed).

Associate Art Director at I.D. Magazine

May 2004 – Aug 2004 New York, NY

Helping out as Associate Art Director through the summer. Redesign of the corporate identity, new website, and layout of the magazine.

Graphic Designer at Rafael Viñoly Architects PC

Nov 2002 – Jan 2004 New York, NY

Responsible for the redesign of the website, the new corporate identity, presentations and exhibitions for various Projects (World Trade Center, Beijing Olympic Swim-Stadium, European Central Bank)

Typographic Designer at Lars Müller Publishers

Feb 2002 – Sep 2002 Baden

Typographical designer and responsible for pre-press procedures. Amongst other things, I worked on Helvetica and Herzog & de Meuron: Natural History and Rafael Viñoly Monograph.

Production Manager at soDA Magazine

Aug 2000 – Dec 2001 Bern / Zürich

Responsible for the entire pre-press and production processes. As well as responsible for the website of soDA magazine. “On loan” from soDA to Citizen K in Paris, France as a lithographic advisor in August 2001.


Typography / Lithography at School of Visual Arts

1995 – 1999 Bern, Switzerland

Apprenticeship as Typographer / Lithographer. (Equivalent of a BA)