I don't have a problem with authority, just a belief that creativity thrives with autonomy.

I don't have a problem with authority, just a belief that creativity thrives with autonomy.

Partner / Chief Executive Officer
AAF Buffalo President
Vistage Member
University at Buffalo Alumnus
Hometown Batavia, NY

It never fails how one or two life events can shape the motivation for everything you do.

Tim Bouchard

“Iron Eagle” was Tim’s first foray into entrepreneurialism. As a kid, Tim drew comic books featuring Iron Eagle (a cross between Iron Man and Archangel from X-Men) and sold them on the school bus for 25 cents. Far from a childish diversion, this passion for creative hustle only grew. Before he’d finished school, Tim had founded a soccer club and a record label and discovered a passion for web design.

But then what? Entry-level employment doesn’t always reward creative thinking. While Tim found a steady gig making websites, he braced against the lack of control he had over his own work. So he started freelancing, and that’s how he met Mike.

As a designer and an artist, Mike shared Tim’s individualism and his restlessness. It wasn’t long before the two realized they worked together better than they worked apart. They got a DBA and Luminus was formed.

As Luminus grew, so did Tim’s ambition to make the local scene friendlier for like-minded creatives. He joined AAF Buffalo’s Board of Directors and took over business operations for Luminus, expanding the agency from a two-man operation to a thriving creative agency where like-minded designers, developers, writers and strategists would be empowered to do the best work possible.

As Chief Executive Officer, Tim works with Mike to shape the agency's long-term vision, driven by the values of boldness, dedication, creativity and audacity.

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