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Timothy L. Jackson

Professional info

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

Work experience

Windy City Word Newspaper, Chicago, Illinois                2014-Present

Editorial Cartoonist—  Research of news items to develop and illustrate as topical political and social commentary  cartoons as a freelance contractor.

South Chicago Art Center, Chicago, Illinois                      2013-2014

Art Instructor—  Working with SCAC’s after-school and summer visual art programming for children and youth ages 6-22 at the South Chicago Art Center,  developing workshops Integrating visual arts into classroom curriculum.

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

2010 - present

2010 - present

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:

School of the Art Institute of Chicago                       


BFA Degree

       •  Animation        •  Photography
        •  Printmaking     •  Art education

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

All art  appearing on this site, copyright © Timothy L. Jackson 2015 reproduction without permission is prohibited.

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