Meet the Speaker: Tim Brown a Local Digital Designer

By February 26, 2017Interviews

Brace yourselves. Spring is right around the corner.

However, before that happens, as winter starts to wind down, we will start to see more frequent mixes of rain and snow in our forecasts. This time of year, mixing weather patterns is nothing new to us Minnesotan’s.

However, when it comes to mixing SEO, social media, and web design. As busy digital marketers, that mixture is something that can often get overlooked. Which is exactly why our event this month is focused on helping you learn how to mix SEO together with your social media and web design strategies. So please join us on Wednesday, March 29th for an evening of learning about how to align your SEO strategies and tactics with social media and web design.

Register today!

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Tim Brown

And prior to the event, we want to help you get to know a little bit about our speaker(s). So keep reading to learn about one of our speakers coming on at the end of the month, Tim Brown.

Meet Tim:

1. How did you first hear about MnSearch?

I first heard about MnSearch from my awesome coworker at the time – Griffin Roer, who’s one of the brightest SEO minds in Minneapolis. He talked about the events and loved him so I attended a few and then went to MnSearch Summit.

2. What can attendees expect to take away from your session at the end of March?

I hope to share my experiences the last couple years combining visual designs with SEO and finding a way to blend the two. When I first got into it stuffing content onto pages was haphazard and kind of ugly – I wanted to blend heavier content and a visual aesthetic I can be proud of and my clients can be proud of. So I’m going to try to download all of the hacks and strategies I’ve learned along these lines through trial and error to the audience, as well as how to talk to designers and developers and sell how important SEO factors like these are, because in the end if they aren’t on board your efforts will inevitably be hampered.

3. What is the biggest mistake that you see organizations still making within web design?

It seems it’s either one way or the other for a lot of companies – that is, either extremely good looking agency site or classy looking designs with sparse content or the god-awful content heavy sites with very little consideration of typography and balance. The trick is to find a sweet spot between the two.

4. What one piece of career advice do you wish someone had given you when you started your career?

Stop worrying about doing it the ‘right’ way. Do it the way that works – the effective way for you now, and do more of that over and over again. As long as your super dedicated to being useful to people around you.

5. What is the best part about working for yourself?

Well – I love being my own boss. Two things about it I love most are setting my own schedule and getting to choose my own clients.

6. Besides web design, what is one topic of discussion that you could talk about for hours on end?

Persuasion – Sales is something I’m working on out of necessity and being persuasive is a huge part of that. I’ve always loved philosophy, psychology and social dynamics. These concepts apply to everything from the Real Housewives and Kanye West, to Socrates and Dostoyevsky.

7. Where is your favorite spot to grab drinks in the Twin Cities?

I’m more of a big coffee drinker – so Spyhouse. If I had to choose a bar, I’d go for a place because of the amazing chicken wings – Runyons.

8. Where can we connect with you online?

Facebook: https://facebook.com/timbdesignmpls
Twitter: https://twitter.com/timbdesignmpls
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-brown-3160bb35/
Website: https://timbdesign.com

 

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