Ciao! My name is Tim Earnheart. Welcome to my world.
With two decades of creative leadership and storytelling experience, what really gets me out of bed in the morning is delighting audiences with the unexpected. At the moment, I'm working on a handful of projects as a Principal Designer within an AI+Research org at Microsoft.
Over the years, I've been fortunate enough to create product designs for apps, software products, websites, as well as write, produce and/or direct video projects along the way. I've done all of this when I was at agencies as well as working as a Design Leader at Microsoft on product design for Project Siena (now PowerApps), Gigjam and currently in Microsoft Incubation/AI&R, delivering product designs on a new AI product.
I've also been the creative liaison between creative and PM, creative and dev, creative and agencies/vendors. So that's why I consider myself a producer as well. There's huge differences between creating a useful app and a corporate video. Since I have experience in both creative and video production, I understand the different processes and challenges of both. That's why I consider myself a hybrid of sorts: I'm part creative leader, part producer/PM.
But... that's not to say I still don't like designing and being creative. Whether designing UI/UX for products or making corporate videos or short films, I really enjoy it all.
I've produced high quality content and award-winning work for Microsoft, AT&T, Boeing, Dell, Netflix, Warner Bros., and Crypt TV to name a few (yes, I had to name drop).
Before going to Microsoft 13 years ago, I was a Creative Director at different agencies around the Seattle area, where I managed projects and teams of Art Directors, UI/UX Designers, User Researchers, Motion Designers, 3D Artists and Writers.
In the last 7 years I have written, produced and directed 7 short films, receiving over 100 awards -- including Best Director. Some of my shorts have played on Eli Roth's (director of "Hostel") and Jason Blum's (producer of "Get Out" and "The Purge" movies) online network, Crypt TV. I've also been represented by agents and managers in Hollywood for filmmaking and had 3 feature screenplays optioned.
In 2019, my short film "Ricochet," was recognized by the UK Film Review as one of the Best Short Films of 2019. My latest short film in 2020, "Nemesis," has been recognized for Best Action, Best Thriller, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Edting, Best Special Effects, and Best Sound by a handful of film festivals so far this year.