Timothy J. Elliott
Rochester, New York

(c) (773) 960-5439

Career Summary

Advertising/Commercial Art:

  • Classical Advertising Illustration, Pinball and Video Illustrator, Pre-production Illustrating and Conceptualizing.

Fine Art/Classical Art:

  • Hand-painted, High-end Murals and Decorative Art, Traditional Portraiture, Commissioned Art Creation.


  • Copywriting, Technical Brochure Writing, Script-writing, Screenplays, Slogan and Tag-line Creation, Radio Advertising Spots, Long-form Novel.

Directing and Producing:

  • Film and Video: Corporate Communication, Industrial, Short Films, Development, Talent Casting, Editing: Traditional and Digital.


  • Account Management, Scheduling and Budgeting, Client Meetings, Presentation and Retention, Marketing.


  • Certified Personal Trainer through NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine).

Professional Summary


Staff Artist and Designer. Chicago, Illinois. 2005 to present. Full service, institutional campus for children and adults living with mental and physical disabilities.

  • Clients include: Misericordia Heart of Mercy, State of Illinois, State Capitol—Springfield, Mayors Richard M. Daley and Rahm Emmanuel, and Chicagoland aldermen.
  • Create high-end murals and decorative art for campus beautification and artistic therapy for residents. Architectural illustrations for future building development. Gift portraiture and original art for benefactors and contributing Chicago politicians and lawmakers. Areas include: touring spaces, nursing home, special-event banquet hall, and hydrotherapy facilities. Work one-on-one with residents, making art in Developmental Training classrooms.

Examples of Accomplishments:

  • Designed and created entire history of Misericordia, dating back from its roots in Ireland, with the Sisters of Mercy, all the way through present day Chicago. Museum-quality exhibit continues to assist in raising millions of dollars in operating costs and new development from private benefactors, philanthropists, Catholic Charities and local politicians.
  • Murals assist in providing orientation for new hires, visually illustrating their responsibilities within all buildings on campus, understanding the scope and importance of the institution. Gift portraiture serves as dedications, acknowledgment, and thanks to all the influential movers-and-shakers who help support Misericordia. Environmental beautification and one-on-one art instruction supports a healthier atmosphere from which residents can flourish, manufacturing a greater quality of life for them. Participation in off-site fund-raising.


Independent Contractor: Artist and Designer. Chicago, Illinois and elsewhere. 2002 to present. Full-service creation and execution of murals, portraiture, commercial art and architectural renderings for private homes and businesses.

  • Studios worked for: Martha J. Dodd Studios, Bradford Design and Company, and Realmark Realty: SW Florida. DOTI (Design of the Interior): Chicago and suburban locations. Tamara Backdrops, Simes Studios: Chicago, Illinois.

Examples of Accomplishments:

  • Designed and executed high-end murals and original art for Southwest Florida homes and businesses. Original, hand-painted artwork assisted in helping to sell millions of dollars in real estate through model home decoration, and to sate the art needs of the booming housing development in the area.
  • Architectural renderings assisted architects and investors in selling millions of dollars in future property development for Southwest Florida. Graphic design and illustration for budding authors wishing to sell their publications and novels. Portraiture graced the interiors of several restaurants in the Southwest Florida area, helping to bring class, identity, distinction and honor to the establishments.


Film and Video production. Los Angeles, California. 2001-2002.

  • Production Companies worked for: Masters Communication, Spot-On Scripts, independent filmmakers.

Examples of Accomplishments:

  • Video producing for special event programs. Worked on crews in a variety of departments: grip, art direction, script supervision.
  • Post-production, spot-script writing for major Hollywood Studios, including Village Roadshow Pictures, Franchise Pictures, Warner Brothers. Technical post-scripting, scene by scene, shot by shot, for language translation in foreign markets.
  • Performed tireless duties to enable production companies to earn millions in profits, and help secure film distribution.
  • Execution of responsibilities assisted in success of sales of the South Bay (Los Angeles) tourism videos.


Full-time writer, producer and editor. Chicago, Illinois. 1996-2000. Full service film and video production company.

  • Clients included: Granirex Quebec, Pheasant Run Resorts, Comark Inc., Spring Air Mattress, Sealy Mattresses.

Examples of Accomplishments:

  • Wrote, casted, and directed corporate communication videos, industrial films and radio spots.
  • Supervised editing sessions, edited programs, made presentations to new clients, won accounts based on ideas and superb creativity, provided outstanding customer relations.
  • Video programs aided in increasing millions in sales for Granirex Terrazzo Marble, throughout the North America continent, including Canada. Radio spots for Sealy and Spring Air helped boost customer awareness and sales.
  • Corporate image videos generated employee pride and increased productivity. ITVA Awards (International Television & Video Association).


Full-time writer, assistant producer and art director. Chicago, Illinois. 1990-1996. Full service film and video production company.

  • Clients included: Serta Inc., Sealy Inc., Jewel Food Stores Inc., S & C Electric Inc., LaSalle National Bank, Dean Foods Inc., Levy Restaurants Inc.

Examples of Accomplishments:

  • ITVA Blue Ribbon Award for Script Writing.
  • Instructional videos increased safety awareness and productivity for S&C Electric, in transformer installation/maintenance division.
  • Instructional videos assisted in creating more knowledgeable, new-hire employees for Jewel Food Stores, in food-handling and safety.
  • Entertaining yet informative video presentations added to the success of Annual Report meetings for board of directors and staff, instructing and guiding company’s course for new year.


Full-time illustrator and graphic designer for pinball and video games. 1986-1990. Chicago, Illinois. World’s largest creator and manufacturer of coin-operated entertainment games: pinball, video, pachinko, novelty.

  • Clients included: Pinball and video game distributors in over 50 countries.

Examples of Accomplishments:

  • Conceptualized, storyboarded, and created all art and graphic design for dynamic pinball and video game distribution. Games included: Space Station, Road Kings, Joust 2, Narc and Earthshaker.
  • Recording of voice for sound design, narration and acting of pinball and video games. Games included: High Speed, Space Station, Road Kings.
  • Created advertising and marketing brochures for individual games, helping to assist in sales throughout world.
  • Williams Bally Midway’s sales exceeded $10 million annually. Games are considered classics and pop-culture icons to this day.



Author. 2013. iUniverse, Inc. Science fiction novel involving the evolution of humanity through the mechanism of memories, as told by a unique love story.


  • Conceived, wrote and oversaw marketing of book.
  • Critically-acclaimed Kirkus Indie Reviews and Midwest Book Reviews.
  • On-going book sales.


Private Oil Painting Exhibition. 2013. Frame Gallery of Park Ridge, Park Ridge, Illinois.


  • Training in Maya 3D software, Dreamweaver, InDesign.
  • NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) Personal Training.
  • Member of Chicago Artists Coalition.


Columbia College Chicago

Chicago, Illinois. Master of Fine Arts: Film and Video.


  • Graduated with high honors.
  • Recipient of Columbia College stipend for screenwriting and directing.
  • Award winning short films at Worldfest Charleston, Palm Springs Film and Video Festival, New Orleans Film and Video Festival and the Illinois Independent Filmmakers Showcase.

Columbus College of Art and Design

Columbus, Ohio. Bachelor of Fine Arts: Illustration and Advertising Design. Minor in Psychology.


  • Graduated with high honors.
  • Society of Illustrators Student Exhibition, NYC.
  • Society of Illustrators Student Exhibition, NYC.
  • York State Hallmark Scholastic Scholarship.
  • New York State Art Teacher’s Scholarship.

Technical Summary


Macintosh and PC proficient, Word, Basic Photoshop, Illustrator, Painter


Classical Drawing, Painting, Design – All Mediums including Oil and Acrylic

Film & Video

Lighting, Shot Composition, Art Direction, Editing, Audio-Visual, Sound