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My name is Tim, I go by Tay, and respond to either. My Xbox Live gamertag is arc5ange1, and this site was originally built as a way to interact with friends and fans.

I recently retooled my website to showcase my designs, graphics and art projects as a graphic designer. Read more about me here. Enjoy.


Wynema: A Child of the Forest

book wrap cover design & inside typsetting

Chemeketa Free Press presented a project in my Page Layout class. The task was read a copy of the book and design a complete cover (this full-cover wraps around the entire book including the inside folds).

Wynema: A Child f the Forest Cover by Tay Bates
Wynema: A Child of the Forest book layout and cover

The Fifty/Fifty Project

photography, cover design & typsetting

The Fifty/Fifty Project is a compilation of stories written by the community at Chemeketa. The parameters: fifty words of Chemeketa Community College in fifty years. Accustomed to spelling the word fifty out, I can no longer type the number.

A high res photo I took served as my cover.

You Are Here

magazine editorial & publication

My team of 4 designed, typeset, and created 5 spreads (20 total pages) and saddle-stitched this bad boy to completion. A worthy side note: our magazine was selected and chosen to be used.

You Are Here Magazine


Personal 100s

100 variations on anything. Artist’s choice

I know the that only documents and graphics created in anything Adobe should be listed on portfolio sites like this, but I’m going against the grain. This was probably my favorite project, and is rooted in analog creativity and mediums on paper over digital perfection. There’s beauty in both.

Personal 100: 100 different alphabets

Wolfgang Weingart Art Replica

a hand-rendered mock-up of an influential artist

Wolfgang Weingart was the artist and typography selected to do a presentation on and imitate his art style.


Kinetic Text ft. Roboto

Meet the default fonT FOR Androids everywhere

Love it or hate it, Roboto is here to stay. That’s why I selected this font to do a kinetic text presentation on. This was a fabulous project and I learned (and taught) some good content. I’m kind of bummed though that Comic Sans wasn’t available though. Normally I don’t say “joking” but my last statement definitely calls for it: so I was joking. Learn more about Roboto on Google Fonts.



Album Cover:
Tak Havoc & DJ Allegiance

my friend asked if I could make an album cover for his new album

I know the that only documents and graphics created in the Adobe Creative Suite should be listed on portfolio sites like this, but I’m going against the grain. This was probably my favorite project, and is rooted in analog creativity and mediums on paper over digital perfection. There’s beauty in both.

Tak Havoc & DJ Allegiance: Kill The Klan
Tak Havoc & DJ Allegiance: Kill The Klan

Latest from my posts:

Why I’m dropping Etsy

Why selling in the oversaturated, flooded sea of Etsy is a market to avoid unless you have bank to pour into it and a dropshipper from China.

Blog Rambling

First blog post. Full of random text, a BF4 video, and some art.