When I was sending out queries to potential storytellers for The SNES Omnibus project, I was super stoked when Tim Lapetino, author of Art of Atari, Damn Good: Top Designers Discuss Their All-Time Favorite Projects (with Jason Adam), and various other works, signed on to wax nostalgic about the Super Nintendo. Not only is Tim a talented writer, he’s a good friend.
It’s always cool seeing Tim at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo. At last year’s PRGE, we had a great, lengthy discussion on all kinds of stuff, including the problems freelance writers and other self-employed people have getting reasonable health insurance in this country. Tim is truly a well-rounded person, a devoted family man, and an all-around nice guy. Thanks, Tim!
Here’s Tim’s bio from his website:
I’m an award-winning creative director and designer. In 20 years I’ve helped organizations tell compelling stories through design and creativity.
In addition to crafting brands, I’ve also built and managed high-performing creative teams in various contexts. I’ve worked with Fortune 500 companies and startups--from spirits to pharma to video games.
My best-selling design book, Art of Atari, has been published in four languages, and my writing appears in publications worldwide. I’m obsessed with exploring and understanding the creative process, and I love telling the stories of unheralded creatives who work beyond the spotlight. I live in Chicago with my wife and two kids.
I’m a proud member of the following creative arts organizations:
The Authors Guild
Letterform ArchiveVideo Game ArtGallery