Tim O’Brien is an award-winning illustrator and portrait painter whose work is frequently published on the covers of Time, and in Der Spiegel, Smithsonian Magazine, GQ, Rolling Stone, Nautilus Magazine, Newsweek, TV Guide, The Atlantic Monthly, Business Week, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, National Geographic, Playboy, New York Magazine, The New York Times, and Reader’s Digest. His art has also been published by Avon Books, Dial, Harper Collins, Penguin, Times Books, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, TOR, Viking, and Warner, and he is the designer of several U.S. Postage Stamps.
The artist has received awards and recognitions from the Society of Illustrators in New York and Los Angeles, Graphis, Print, Communication Arts, the Society of Publication Designers, American Illustration, Spectrum, and the Art Directors Club. He is the president of the Society of Illustrators in New York City.
O’Brien’s numerous speaking and teaching engagements have taken him to the United Nations, Norman Rockwell Museum, Society of Illustrators, Syracuse University, School of Visual Arts, Pratt, Rhode Island School of Design, California College of the Arts, Brigham Young University, Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.