Tim Shepard, Product Designer
Hello, I’m Tim.
Hello! I’m Timothy Gaull, an accomplished Product Designer and Business Thinker based in Los Angeles. With a wealth of experience under my belt, I specialize in creating designs that are not only user-centered but also geared toward achieving business objectives. My strategic mindset complements my design skills, enabling me to offer solutions that resonate with target audiences and contribute to business success.
One of my crowning achievements was leading the design for the team that won the 2023 SXSW Innovation Award for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This accolade solidified my belief in the power of design as a tool for meaningful change, both socially and commercially.
I’ve also run for the Democratic Nomination for the U.S. Senate, an experience that deepened my passion for integrating design thinking into the world of politics.
When I’m not immersed in work, I enjoy cycling around LA’s dynamic landscapes, skiing down California’s picturesque slopes, and engaging in impactful conversations about the potential for design and political engagement to create a better world.
Whether you’re a startup on the rise or an established brand, my unique blend of creative design and strategic thinking is the key to setting your project apart. Let’s connect and create something truly extraordinary.
Get In Touch With Me
Ready to elevate your brand, launch an impactful campaign, or make strides in public service? Don’t hesitate; the time for action is now. Reach out to me to discuss how we can collaborate in product design, freelance opportunities, or even in the political arena. Together, we can create something impactful, innovative, and transformative. Let’s get started!
What People Say About Me
I am pleased to recommend Tim Shepard for his exceptional leadership as a Design Leader at Included. During his time here, Tim was a true champion for inclusive design and his contributions to our product experience were unparalleled.
Tim’s vision for beautiful products and supporting more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplaces was inspiring. He demonstrated his commitment to this vision by consistently advocating for our customers and inclusive design principles in every aspect of his work. His dedication to was evident in the quality of our products.
Not only was Tim an outstanding designer, but he was also a trusted advisor during our rebrand and website launch. He was able to navigate through high ambiguity situations with level-headedness and ease, providing valuable insights and recommendations that helped us achieve our goals.
Additionally, Tim was an incredibly kind and thoughtful colleague who was always willing to lend a helping hand. He fostered a positive and collaborative work environment, making it a pleasure to work alongside him.
Overall, I have no doubt that Tim will continue to excel in his leadership & career and make significant contributions wherever he goes. Any organization that has the opportunity to work with Tim is lucky to have him on their team.
Tim is an exceptional human being and a very gifted product designer. He is patient with others, eager to serve users, and a delightful person to collaborate with. His passion and compassion for people are seemingly unending, even through the midst of very challenging circumstances, both personal and professional. I wish I could take him with me for the rest of my career! If I was hiring for a role he was interested in, I wouldn’t hesitate to hire him.
Tim is a passionate, fierce advocate for his users, and it shows up in his commitment to quality user research, thoughtful communication and advocacy, and brilliantly incisive design solutions. He’s a delight to collaborate with, as he brings an open mind and big ideas to any discussion. From big-picture to fine-detail considerations, Tim can be relied on to deliver quality strategy, research, design, or frontend work, for a project of any complexity. It sounds like a cliché, but he truly is a team player, capable of leading as well as rolling up his sleeves and getting it done.
Timothy joined AgSquared for a short-term project to help us design a mobile version of our product. It was a joy to work with Timothy during that time – he is enthusiastic, a hard worker, and a creative thinker, and he was an excellent brainstorming partner as we made our way from a series of disjointed ideas to a complete product spec. Notably, Timothy is also a true entrepreneur at heart – he pursues projects that he believes in, and he is not afraid to take risks to achieve success. Timothy would make a great addition to any team.
Timothy is great at assimilating into a team and helping to lead the Lean process. His charisma and energy are motivating to others and he’s excellent at honing everyone’s knowledge of Lean principles. He’s a great designer and fantastic with quick prototyping and A/B testing on the fly for experiments and learning adding tremendous value to product development. It’s also fun to go for drinks after an intensive Lean product session and Timothy would make an excellent addition to any team.