Tim Beard is one of three Partners in the London design consultancy, Bibliothèque, founded in 2003. The studio’s ideology is “to produce effective and captivating design solutions, underpinned by conceptual thinking, meticulous attention to detail and innovative production.” It has earned an international reputation as an innovative company working in the fields of brand identity, spatial and digital design.
Bibliothèque has produced award-winning projects for numerous national and international clients. From a niche New York fashion boutique to the overhaul of an international business to business brand. Their clients include Adidas, Sony, the Natural History Museum, Nike, Motorola, the V&A, and Nokia, to name but a few. As well as working for clients in the corporate and cultural sectors, Bibliothèque has established a reputation for collaborating in related design industries such as architecture, product design and fashion. The studio has worked alongside organisations such as Barber Osgerby, Luke Hayes and Vitsoe.
In 2007 it funded and curated an exhibition of the Otl Aicher graphic identity for the 1972 Olympic Games. This led to several related design-based exhibitions, including Super Contemporary for the Design Museum, Cold War Modern for the V&A (with UniversalDesignStudio) and the Le Corbusier retrospective at The Barbican.
In October 2011 the three partners were made members of the Alliance Graphique Internationale. An organisation representing the world’s leading graphic artists and designers.