Tim Eaton is an accomplished graphic designer and successful business owner. His 45-year design career includes senior design positions with Cowles Communications, Debrey Industrial Design, Ellerbe Architects, Ariss & Eaton, Eaton & Associates Design Company, and Canoeing.com Limited.
Tim’s first business venture was a partnership with British designer Frank Ariss. From 1973 to 1980 their consultancy, Ariss & Eaton Design, provided brand identity and collateral design services to Fortune 500 and start-up companies alike in San Francisco and Minneapolis. In 1981, Tim founded Eaton & Associates Design Company—a full-service design agency. That year he joined MGDA (AIGA Minnesota Chapter). Today, E&A continues to provide a select group of small businesses, governmental agencies, academic institutions, and non-profit organizations with full-service design, including brand development, print and digital communications, web development, eNewsletters, blogging, ePUBs, and 508 Complaint solutions.
Tim’s design work has been published in AIGA, American Center for Design and Graphis poster books as well as in Communication Arts, Graphic Design USA, Graphis, How, Industrial Design, Photo Design, Photo District News, and Print magazines. His design work has received awards from AIGA, American Center for Design, International Association of Business Communicators, Minneapolis Art Directors Club, Minnesota Graphic Designers Association, Package Design Council of America, Society for Technical Communication, Society of Typographic Arts, Typographers International, Graphis, and AIGA Minnesota.
In 1995, Tim purchased the Canoeing.com domain name with the vision of one day sharing his personal passion for canoeing and wilderness travel. On June 1, 2007 the website was launched and continues to grow today with a 100,000+ following with over 525 pages of information and 5,000+ links to additional information. The Canoeing.com brand mantra is The Ultimate Guide—Where to Go and What to Buy. Tim received a BFA in Graphic Design from Minneapolis College of Art & Design in 1968.