Who is times2studio?

T2S is a small and mighty team. At our core are two creatives and one project coordinator. We think staying small is what makes working with us so simple and refreshing. We frequently reach out to strategic partners on a need-by-need basis to achieve specific results for our clients.

Over the past 20 years we’ve worked with marketing agencies, in-house design teams, exhibit companies and directly with businesses of all sizes. We help you solve your messaging challenges and extend your look to all visual aspects of your business. It’s design that works.


Meet Amy

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CO-FOUNDER | CREATIVE DIRECTOR | PROJECT MANAGER

Your first point of contact at T2S is Amy. She ensures your project is off to a successful start. Her keen intuition for impactful design and her obsession with customer service makes her an enjoyable person to know and work alongside. A detailed problem-solver, Amy embraces design and marketing challenges that test her creative instincts.

Education: BA in Graphic Design from Montana State University

Expertise

Exhibit, museum, and trade show signage. In her past life in Portland, Oregon, she learned the ins and outs of corporate branding processes with trade show clients that included biggies like Microsoft, Cisco Systems Inc. and Avid. On the softer side of the spectrum, she’s created educational and engaging graphics for dozens of national and state parks, visitors centers and museums. She loves the process of highlighting the beauty found in our amazing country. Not to mention, looking at photos of wildlife and landscapes all day isn’t so bad!

Technical communications, infographics. Since 2005, Amy has been developing high-performance business and technical communications. These training materials have spurred efficient, money-saving internal processes for large companies with multiple departments, not to mention environmental and safety benchmarks to uphold.

Current Loves

The perfect Americano, wine, creative cooking and craft cocktails, jumping on the trampoline with her twin boys, nature’s details


Meet Todd

CO-FOUNDER | CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Todd Farrell has a refined eye for powerful visual solutions. A master at wrangling chaos into clarity, Todd’s inherent practicality serves him well as a “visual problem solver.” He distills complex concepts, processes and functional relationships into meaningful graphics.

Education: BA in Graphic Design from Montana State University

Expertise

Music merchandising. Designing packaging, labels, catalogs and point-of-purchase displays for a music distributor in the Northwest, Todd learned the ins and outs of unique production methods and developed brands for start-up music labels.
Nonprofits. In his current home of Montana, Todd entered the advertising/marketing arena as an art director for a Missoula-based agency where he created marketing materials for nonprofits like Camp-Mak-a-Dream and Watson Children’s Shelter. His creative and production skills were further honed in designing catalogs, publications, packaging, ad campaigns and more for Community Medical Center, Rocky Mountain School of Photography, Sun Mountain Sports, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Glacier Country tourism commission.

Current Loves

Macro photography, single-malt Scotch, corny jokes and growing an epic beard

 


The story behind the studio…

We get a lot of questions about the origin of the times2studio name. Co-founders Todd and Amy met in college and have continued to journey through life and business together in two meaningful places—first Portland, Oregon, and now beautiful Missoula, Montana. They share their lives with two very special and inquisitive identical twin boys (now ten years old). So the number “2” holds heartfelt significance. Their fulfillment comes from spending time with family and doing the important work of helping other businesses achieve their goals through inspiring design. (Photo by Shannon Edney.)

Prior to times2studio, they were known as Amy Farrell Graphic Design, a freelance studio started in 2001, with Amy as the sole designer. Todd joined Amy to form times2studio in 2010. Since then, the two have enjoyed combining their distinct areas of expertise and (sometimes opposite) perspectives into strategy that produces strong and effective marketing for their clients.