Put me in, coach.

You are a busy man so I’ll be blunt; I’m writing regarding a job you are not hiring for but I’m determined to fill. I would love to throw my hat in that ring as a potential Art Director for The Ringer.

Who am I:

I disrupted my family history of dentistry to pursue graphic design. In particular, I have been focused on the intersection of design and technology. For nearly five years, I lead design and art direction at Bonobos, a mens apparel brand, which grew from thirty employees when I started to over two-hundred-fifty when I left. I was in charge of art directing small and large campaigns, launching an entirely new site experience, and producing brand collateral for a new golf line. In addition, I made a cultural impact on the overall atmosphere of the company that made people excited to come to work each day. I recently left Bonobos for an opportunity to join Apple as an Interactive Art Director, only to realize I miss the energy and creative opportunities that come with a young, small brand. Which brings me to...

Why I want to work at The Ringer:

I’m not on a job search, but I can’t help but email you because working at The Ringer would be a dream position for me. A few years ago, I gave myself the New Year’s resolution of combining two things I love – sports and design. The result was HeySport, a visual blog about design in the world of sports. It gives me the creative freedom to build something I love doing, while also building relationships with designers, illustrators and agencies who share my interests. To say that Bill Simmons and the former staff of Grantland inspired me to start the site is an understatement. I want to be a part of this type of team with this type of talent with this kind of creative obsession over sports. I know I can contribute.

What I’d love:

To chat with you and tell you what I can do for you. Even ten minutes.

From the top rope,

Tim McCarthy
(203) 982-5978



Creative Director
May 2017 - Present
New York, NY

Art Director & Designer
Sep 2016 - Apr 2017
Los Angeles, CA

Interactive Art Director
Aug 2015 - Aug 2016
Sunnyvale, CA

Art Director
Sep 2016 - Apr 2017
New York, NY

Freelance Designer
Sep 2010 - Dec 2010
New York, NY



Art Direction
Digital Design



October 2009
School of Visual Arts
Web Design Continuing Education
New York, NY

May 2006
Philadelphia University
Graphic Design Communication
Bachelor of Science
Philadelphia, PA

January 2006
Altos de Chavon
Graphic Design Course Abroad
La Romana, Dominican Republic

Spring 2005
American Intercontinental University
Graphic Design Semester Abroad
London, U.K.


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