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Timothy Jackson

Freelance Cartoonist & Newspaper Illustrator

Location:Chicago, Illinois, United States
Phone: 773-338-5809
2 Skills
Timothy L. Jackson

Summary of Skills
• Available for a full-time or freelance creative and general office support
• Created layout designs published in newspapers, books, magazines, pamphlets, on posters? and T-Shirts
• Utilizes a variety of artistic and page design software to create digital illustrations

Proficient in the use of Mac and Windows-based computers and the following software:
• Adobe InDesign • Adobe Photoshop
• Apple Keynote • Apple Pages
• Microsoft Word • Microsoft PowerPoint
• (some) Flash Animation • Digital Photography

Harry S. Truman College, Chicago, Illinois 2010-2011
Art Instructor— Taught a course in basic cartooning, incorporating character and story development as part of the Adult Continuing Education Department at Chicago City Colleges.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois 2000-2008
Art Director— Challenged with redesign and print production of a monthly sixteen page newspaper called LifeTimes. Performed the layout, design and print production. Along with typesetting and photo assignments, developed graphics, illustrations and cartoons to enhance columns and articles. Transferred publication into digital format for online viewing.

Chicago Defender Newspaper, Chicago, Illinois 2000-2013
Editorial Cartoonist— Daily research of news items to develop and illustrate as topical political and social commentary cartoons as a freelance contractor. Occasional design of spot illustrations as requested.
Layout Artist— Performed the daily task of eye-catching layout, typesetting and page design. 1999-2000

Creative License Studio, Chicago, Illinois 1985-1999
Self-employed Graphic Artist— Supplying freelance artistic support to client corporations, schools, businesses, religious organizations and individuals, such as:

• City of Chicago Dept. of Public Health • Chicago Public Schools
• American Red Cross • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
• Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas • NNPA Member Newspapers
• Illustrations • Computer desktop design
• Comic books and educational materials • Cartooning
Neighborhood Artist Program, Chicago, Illinois 1985-1986
In-House Artist— Developed creative after school programming for youth through artistic expression, such as cartooning fundamentals. Students drew pages that were included in a final comic book that was printed by young people participating print production program at same facility.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, Illinois
• Animation • Photography
• Printmaking • Art education

Harry S. Truman College Chicago, Illinois
• Marketing • Public Speaking

Harold Washington College Chicago, Illinois
• Conversational Japanese

Sinclair Community College Dayton, Ohio
• Commercial Art program

Honors, Awards
First Place Winner of the Wilbert L. Holloway Award for best Editorial Cartoon?
• 2008 • 2010 (third place)? • 2009 • 2011

Cartoons featured in The Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year
2005 through 2011

Featured in Who’s Who in Black Chicago ? • 2010 • 2011

Books, Software published
Afrocentric Klips (digital clip art 1993)
Continuously Dis’d by the System (1995)
The Man Who Drew Too Much (2005)
Tim Jackson’s Obamarama (2009)
The Daley Funnies (2010)

American Association of Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC)
National Association of Black Journalists, Chicago (NABJ-C)
National Cartoonist Society (NCS)
Board Member, Uptown Multi-Cultural Art Center (UMCAC)