Years at Knox: 2011 to present
M.F.A., Graphic Design, 2011, University of Illinois at Chicago.
B.A., Studio Art/Visual Culture Theory, 2009, Knox College.
Associate of Applied Arts, Advertising Design, 1983, Art Institute of Houston.
Design and new media.
American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) 365:22, Blink-182 The Mark, Tom, and Travis Show, package design, 2001.
AIGA Sound Off: The Top 100, Richard Buckner Devotion + Doubt, package design, 1996.
AIGA Sound Off: The Top 100, Super 8 Super 8, package design, 1996.
AIGA Sound Off: The Top 100, Flipp, poster design, 1996.
Grammy Award Nomination: Best Album Recording Package, This Is Fort Apache, package design, 1996.
American Center for Design: 100 Show #18, This Is Fort Apache, package design, 1996.
ADLA-Posters '93: Collection: Library of Congress, Lulabox, poster design, 1993.
AIGA: A Decade of Entertainment Graphics, David J Urban Urbane, package design, 1993.
American Center for Design: 100 Show #13, Waldo the Dog Faced Boy Gifts of Finest Wheat, package design, 1991.
AIGA: Insides/Outsides, E.U. Livin' Large, package design, 1990.
XXX: The Power of Sex in Contemporary Design, Joshua Berger, Sarah Dougher, and Plazm, Blink-182 Enemy of the State, 2003.
CD Art: Innovation in CD Package Design, Charlotte Rivers, featured design/client interview, 2002.
Cool Type 2wo, Spencer Drate and Jutka Salavetz, featured type designer, 1999.
Album Cover Album 5, Roger Dean, Storm Thorgerson, and Nigel Grierson, Roy Orbison Mystery Girl, Roy Orbison "You Got It," 1990.
DX7: UIC Graduate Design MFA Show, group exhibiton, UIC Innovation Center, Chicago, Illinois, 2011.
Designated Drivers | Social Mobility, Collaborative projects with temporary services, group exhibition, The Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, 2011.
Likeness, solo exhibitions, Open Studio Senior Art Show, The Box Gallery, Galesburg, Illinois, 2009.
A View From the West: Ethan, Derek, Greg, Michael, solo exhibition, Q's Cafe, Galesburg, Illinois, 2007.
Campus & Community Involvment
AIGA: The Professional Association for Design.
STA: The Society of Typographic Arts.
CAA: College Art Association.
What Students Say
"Although I have participated in the arts my whole life, I never fully understood what the 'creative process' was until my class with Tim. His teaching style gives space for students to truly experiment; to develop and play with ideas until they become something more sophisticated and beautiful. His expectations and feedback encouraged me to produce my best art, and make me feel a new respect and seriousness about my work. Now I can consider myself an artist and a maker."
-Krista Nordgren, Creative Writing Major and Dance Minor
Leading up to a worldwide event -- Gun Control Theatre Action Week, May 27 through June 2 -- a play by Knox College theatre professor Neil Blackadder was selected for a new collection, "24 Gun Control Plays."
Rana Tahir, a double major in creative writing and political science, wrote dozens of poems and created 29 paintings after interviewing Kuwaiti residents about the 1990 Iraqi occupation.
Knox College awarded more than $3,000 in prizes in the 2013 Al Young Art Show. Organizing 200 art works in an array of media is a challenge, according student Katie O'Connor, who helped arrange the entries.