And trying to improve the universe with forward-thinking creatives since 1970 something.
I’m currently living in The Heights of Houston, TX. I grew up just outside of NYC and moved to Houston, Texas nearly 20 years ago. About that time, I started my professional career in design and marketing.
Houston is home to some of the most culturally diverse communities, comprised of creative thinkers, culinary masterminds, scientists, engineers, medical laureates, and more artists, galleries, museums and theaters than you can shake a fist at. And I shake a lot of fists. The best part? The majority of these creative beings are friendly and eager to learn and collaborate.
Having been schooled in fine art and graphic design, I continue to train daily through working, mentoring and speaking about my passions in user-centered design, brand development, art direction, business strategy and the future of technology.
Together with a group of amazing friends and collaborators, we're living in the future, growing passionate businesses through a cloud-based strategy, branding and design agency we call Culture Pilot. We're also big proponents of community building and event curation at Culture Pilot through the likes of the TEDxHouston, Hand Lettering Houston, VISUALIZED, and more recently The Frontier Conference. There is something magical about getting people together in person to share interactive experiences with one another.
When I’m not deep inside the internet, you may find me working on Record Props, a new way to display vinyl records. After a successful kickstarter launch in 2016, I've been growing the Record Props brand and learning as much as possible about industrial design, manufacturing and distribution.
Formal bio: Tim DeSilva has a formal education in art and design, and as founder of Culture Pilot, has led a professional career working, consulting and speaking on his passions in branding, user-centered design, and technology. He is an advocate for the creative economy of Houston and in collaboration with Culture Pilot and passionate community leaders, co-founded Hand Lettering Houston and and The Frontier. He is the inventor of Record Props and he has also helped co-produce several conferences and events such as TEDxHouston and VISUALIZED NYC. When not in front of a computer, you'll find Tim on a bicycle. Or listening to music. Or on a bicycle listening to music. And trying not to speak in third person.
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