Tim O'Brien
Distinguished Adjunct Professor
BFA, Paier College Art

Tim O'Brien is a freelance illustrator and educator.

Illustration Credentials

  • Freelance illustrator for over 28 years, who has worked for nearly every major publisher and magazine, most notably TIME, Rolling Stone, National Geographic, Esquire, GQ, the U.S. Postal Service, Paramount Pictures, Scholastic, Harper Collins, Simon & Schuster and many others
  • Illustrated the most TIME covers by an illustrator since 1990
  • Illustrated numerous advertising and institutional assignments
  • Numerous awards and recognitions from the Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, the Art Directors Club, Graphis, American Illustration and Society of Publication Design
  • Notable career highlights are The Hunger Games artwork; over 15 TIME covers, including the Osama Bin Laden cover; Judy Garland U.S. postage stamp; and covers of Rolling Stone, National Geographic and many other magazines over the last 25 years
  • Awarded the coveted Hamilton King Award in 2009
  • President of the Society of Illustrators; board member of the organization for 20 years

Teaching Experience

  • University of the Arts
    Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Illustration, 1990 to present
  • Pratt Institute
    Adjunct Professor – Illustration, 2009 to present
  • Paier College of Art
    Adjunct Professor – Illustration, 1994 – 1996

Education & Credentials

  • BFA in Illustration, 1987
    Paier College of Art
  • Honorary Doctorate, 2013
    Lyme Academy College of Fine Art

Class Schedule, Fall 2015

08:30AM - 11:20AM
01:00PM - 03:50PM
Figure Communication
- Illustration Ind Study

Contact Info

Office: Anderson Hall 7TH
Tel: 215-717-6240
Fax: 215-717-6632