Timothy L. Jackson
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
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
2010 - present
2010 - present
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.
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
Chicago Defender Newspaper, Chicago, Illinois 2000-2013
• Animation • Photography
• Printmaking • Art education
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
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Self-employed Graphic Artist— Supplying freelance artistic support to client corporations, schools, businesses, religious organizations and individuals, such as:
Creative License Studio, Chicago, Illinois 1985-1999
All art appearing on this site, copyright © Timothy L. Jackson 2015 reproduction without permission is prohibited.
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.
South Chicago Art Center, Chicago, Illinois 2013-2014
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.