Having worked professionally for four decades in a variety of media areas, including television animation, graphic design, magazine art direction, and editorial illustration, I have much arts career knowledge to share with younger people.
Born in San Francisco, I lived and worked in the city for three decades before moving to Austin in 2003. I love Austin! My professional life in media arts began while still a teenager, working as a designer at a weekly newspaper. Working my way up through San Francisco graphic design studios, I branched out on my own in 1984, and have been a "one man shop" designer and illustrator ever since. My work can be viewed at www.timcarroll.com. Among my clients are the The New Yorker, The Atlantic, New York Times, Washington Post, Sports Illustrated, Newsweek, Fast Company, Visa, Esprit, Nike, Disney, Nickelodeon, NHK Japan, Toyota, Harvard Business Review, Fidelity Investments, Brown University, the University of California, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. While brand new to high school teaching, I have taught graphic design at the California College of the Arts for two years, and have also guest lectured at six universities in both California and Japan. Recently I worked part-time for six years at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired helping students with special needs. From this experience I decided to get my public school teaching credentials and become a full-time teacher. The challenges are many, and so are the rewards. Reagan ECH students are very creative. My goal is to help my students channel their powers and find careers in the media arts.
Currently I teach Principles of Arts/AV and AV classes.