Posts Tagged ‘Tim Arroyo’

An educator through and through, Harrington College of Design Photography college instructor Tim Arroyo is a vibrant Chicago photographer who recently initiated a Chicago Photoshop User group through Adobe. The group is dedicated to learning and sharing all that is Photoshop, and is open to all levels of experience.

On the User group page, Tim shares, “I constantly encounter many Photoshop users, but there are no groups to support them. I want to start this group as a way of communicating and uniting those individuals about PS, via meetings, training sessions, and fun PS-related activities. I hope to bring in practicing professionals as guest speakers to demonstrate techniques and workflows using the application.”

The group already has 27 members after being open for just a few weeks! Interested in joining or know someone who might be? Check it out at http://chicago-photoshop.groups.adobe.com/

Learn more about Tim Arroyo (shown above) by visiting his site or by searching for him in this blog (just look for the search feature to the right or at the very top of the page!)

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Last Friday the 7th Annual National Self-Portrait Exhibition opened at the 33 Contemporary Gallery located in the Zhou B. Art Center. Entirely devoted to different aspects of self-awareness, the show features works ranging from representational to conceptual explorations of self-awareness in a variety of media.

Within the show was Harrington Photography college instructor Tim Arroyo’s awesome work below! In addition to being selected for the show along with over 100 other artists, his photo was chosen as the poster image for the show, and was used in the print and video marketing for the event.

One of the unique features of this show is the ability for attendees to use their cell phones to call a number specific to a piece to learn more about the work. Here is the description that was used for Tim’s work:

“This work titled ‘The Dream Voyager’ by Tim Arroyo is part of a series of works titled ‘Stage 5’ named for the sleep stage where dreams occurs. The works in the series are surrealistic in nature, and are visual interpretations of imagery extracted from Tim’s dream journals.

‘The Dream Voyager’ is a digital composition of photographs, who serves as a metaphor for Tim’s subconscious mind. In the photo the body decomposes and recomposes as it travels in and out of dreams through the oblong-shaped portal. The balloon head serves as both a navigator and narrator, who leads the dreamer on a journey through the psyche providing clues to the interpretation of the dreams.

This photograph was printed on a 24”x30” hand-coated sheet of Arches printmaking paper, and printed with pigment-based archival inks by the artist.”

Find out more about Tim from a past blog post or see more of his work at http://timarroyo.com/

Interested in seeing the entire show? It runs through mid-August:

7th Annual National Self-Portrait Exhibition
33 Contemporary Gallery at the The Zhou B. Art Center
1029 W. 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60609
Show runs now – August 13th
Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday 11 am to 4 pm

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Came across some great work coming out of the DIM224 Digital Illustration course taught by Tim Arroyo from over the past few weeks and had to share!

DIM224 Digital Illustration is a lecture/studio course at the Harrington College of Design that concentrates on the use of the computer as an illustration and page layout tool. The in-depth work with illustration, page layout, and ancillary software programs prepares our students for work in traditional print-based media and electronic media. The goal of this course is to create illustrations and layouts to accompany photographs in a final page design.

The promotional materials below are a great example of how integrated the skill sets of our students are: students had to photograph, brand and build their work into the beautifully crafted examples you see below.

Greeting cards: students were required to make (not purchase) 5 envelopes, 5 [5×7] greeting cards using their own photos with logos and contact information printed on the back of the cards, and belly bands imprinted or embossed with their logos, which were also designed in class:

5-page mini-portfolio with Booklet: students were tasked to create a hand-made leave behind with accompanying booklet, and a hand-made portfolio:

Even though this was a class project, there are so many great real-world scenarios that these types of materials would come in handy. Definitely a project worth keeping!

Find out more about the instructor, Tim Arroyo, by clicking here or visiting his site at http://timarroyo.com/.

Featured work is by Harrington students Jade Tungjairob, Eric Pierrot, and Perkin Yu.

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October will be quite a busy time for our Harrington College of Design instructors during the upcoming Chicago Artists month:  not only will Duffy O’Connor and Megan Sterling have work featured, but work will also be shown by Andrew Conklin, Helen Oh and Tim Arroyo

Andrew Conklin’s and Helen Oh’s work…
Will be a part of a group exhibition, The North Park Art Walk.

The first North Park Art Walk will take place October 9 & 10, 2010 from 12pm-6pm in the North Park community. Dozens of professional Chicago artists will display their work and show films at several galleries located along the 5500 blocks of N. Kedzie and 3200-3300 blocks of N. Bryn Mawr Avenues at this free event. An Artist’s Opening will take place on Friday evening, October 8th from 5-9pm at the Koh-Varilla Guild, 5518 N. Kedzie.

Tim Arroyo’s work…
Three pieces by Tim were selected to be in the “Bauhaus Inspired Photography” exhibit as part of the Filter Photo Festival and Chicago Artists Month at the Chicago Photography Center.

Jurors for the show are Justine Jentes, Director of the Mies Van der Rohe Society, and Susan Aurinko, Independent Curator and photographer.

The show opens on Wednesday, October 6, and runs through October 29th. For more details please visit Chicago Photography Center at chicagophoto.org.

 Way to represent Duffy, Megan, Andrew, Helen and Tim!! Look forward to seeing your work throughout Chicago 🙂

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The National Self-Portrait Exhibition is a highly viewed and anticipated exhibition.  Now in its 6th year, the self-portrait exhibition will be a two-part exhibit. Guest juror Tami Miller has selected 45 works for the gallery and 100 works for a permanent online exhibition. One of the selected artists is Harrington’s very own Digital Photography instructor, Tim Arroyo. You can view the work at the 33 Collective Gallery now until August 13, 2010. 

6th Annual National Self-Portrait Exhibition
July 16 – August 13, 2010
33 Collective Gallery
Zhou B. Art Center
1029 W. 35th St., First Floor
Chicago, IL 60609

See a select sample of the work here on Flickr. 


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When I attended the 4th Digital Photography Student/Faculty show  I came across this photo below, and followed up with Harrington College of Design Digital Photography Instructor, Tim Arroyo, to find out more about his photo and the project. Read below!


 When I was a teen back in the 80’s, my sister had a collection of porcelain masks hanging on her wall. The masks were full faces, which had painted or airbrushed make-up, feathers, and various adornments. I loved those masks, and they served as part of the inspiration for this project. My initial concept when making this project was to create an entire wall of these masks of various styles and colors of make-up. I have shot four, but have only prepared two.

The most challenging aspect of the project is finding a make-up artist to take the time to work on it, and find one that is willing to do it for free, as the make-up application is a very tedious process. I was fortunate enough to meet Christine James, a recent Harrington Grad at an on-campus event. She introduced herself to me after the session to discuss portfolios, but our discussion soon led to her previous employment as a make-up artist.

We started to work together immediately. Christine brought in one of her friends to model for the shoot. Another Harrington student Felicia Brockunier. Felicia was perfect for the job, she is a very beautiful young lady, and that beauty shows through in the final products.

 In January I submitted one of the two photos into the “Fresh Faces” annual contest sponsored by Rangefinder Magazine. The photo was selected as one of the top 20 finalists, but then the ultimate decision was passed on to the general public to vote for the winner. Sad to say that it didn’t win, however, in a regular juried contest, I’m sure it would have done extremely well.

The photo is on my Arroyo Photography & Imaging Facebook page, and soon on my website; timarroyo.com.

About Tim Arroyo
Tim Arroyo graduated from Columbia College in 1998, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design. He also received an Associates of Applied Science degree in Graphic Arts from Robert Morris College in 1994. Tim worked professionally for four years as the in-house Senior Designer for Harris Bank in the Desktop Design Services department. He left the world of corporate graphics to begin teaching full-time for the International Academy of Design and Technology Chicago in the Visual Communications department. He specialized in digital imaging and illustration during his tenure at IADT.

 A lifetime resident of Chicago, Tim brings over 5 years of teaching experience to his current position teaching digital imaging, commercial photo-retouching and illustration and is a long-standing member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, the Professional Digital Imaging Association, and serves as the faculty advisor for Harrington’s chapter of the Student Photographic Society.

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Based in Europe, the Harman Technologies paper company produces inkjet papers for the photographic industry and is a sister company to the Ilford company. This year, the Harrington College of Design was one of the few schools chosen to partner with Harman for their annual product exhibitions due in part to the relationship that Harrington instructor, Tim Arroyo, has cultivated over the past several years with the company.

Two students were selected from Harrington to have their work printed on Harman paper products and be showcased in various portfolios that would travel the world, beginning with one of the largest photography annual events, Photo East. The portfolios are used to show the quality of Harman paper, as well as the skills learned at the respective schools.

Digital Photography students Steven Sampang and Ricky Kluge were selected to represent the Harrington College of Design. The pair submitted photos to be printed on Harman paper, and in return they had their work featured in various international exhibits, and received $250 worth of Harman papers of their choosing.
Following the show, each of the Harrington students was contacted by the Harman representative who wanted to personally thank the two for their participation. Just a brief excerpt of the letter stated, “I want to thank you for submitting images for the student portfolios that were prominently displayed at the recent Photo Plus Expo in New York City… The selection of high quality images, the variety of HARMAN inkjet papers and the mix of color and black & white made these portfolios one of the most popular features of the show. Our Chairman of the Board, Howard Hopwood, stated that these portfolios were the best he had seen in the past three years.”
Special congratulations go out to Steven Sampang and Ricky Kluge, and thanks to Tim Arroyo for all your work in having Harrington College of Design students represented out in the field!

Photos courtesy Steven Sampang and Ricky Kluge

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