Tim Swezy

Artist, Illustrator & Graphic/UI/UX Designer

Durham, NC, USA
I am an interdisciplinary artist, illustrator and designer who loves working in the spaces between disciplines, ideas, movements, technologies, etc. To an extent that makes me a bridge builder, but I’ve found that often the intersections or spaces between things are just as interesting if not more so than the bridges built over them. I believe that design connects ideas and people and that great design and art have the power to change the world.

Work Experience


UX Design Associate

Designing user interfaces and graphics for mobile apps targeting the medical and healthcare fields on multiple platforms.
March 2013 - December 2015 North Carolina, United States

Epocrates, Inc.

Visual Designer

Designing user interfaces and graphics for mobile apps targeting the medical and healthcare fields on multiple platforms. Company was acquired in March 2013 by athenahealth, inc., where I continued working.
October 2012 - March 2013 North Carolina, United States

Four Clouds

User Experience Designer

design & user research: interviews, sketching, wireframing, paper/digitalprototyping & mockups with Balsamiq Mockups, Apple Keynote, Adobe Illustrator; designed web apps & sites with standards-based XHTML, HTML5, CSS2, CSS3 with progressive enhancement & cross browser testing; created optimized illustrations & graphics for web apps, web sites & mobile apps with Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop; designed online & print marketing materials, including: brochure sites, logos, business cards, stationery & flyers with Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop
November 2010 - February 2012 Carrboro, North Carolina, United States


Independent Web & Graphic Design Consultant

designed websites with standards-based XHTML, CSS2 & CSS3; illustrated & designed print marketing materials, including: brochures, logos, business cards, stationery, flyers, posters, greeting cards, envelopes, inserts, tabletop signage & postcards with Adobe Illustrator, InDesign & Photoshop
February 2009 - November 2010 Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States


Graphic Designer

Conducted user interviews & collected research data; applied user experience data to wireframes, mockups, & designs with Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop; designed internal marketing materials, including greeting cards, posters, & branding guidelines with Adobe Illustrator, InDesign & Photoshop
July 2008 - February 2009 Cary, North Carolina, United States


Digital Production Designer (Contract)

Designed & optimized mobile device user interfaces, graphics & fonts with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop & proprietary tools; wrote & collaborated on mobile device user interface specifications with Microsoft Word; created technical marketing slide decks with Microsoft PowerPoint
December 2007 - July 2008 North Carolina, United States


American Academy Of Art

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration

Studied: Art History, Business Writing, Cultural Anthropology, Graphic Design,Illustration, Marketing, Media Studies, Watercolor Painting, World Art & Religions
August 2004 - August 2007 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Appalachian State University

Studied: Astronomy, Cultural Studies, Graphic Design, Literature, Philosophy,Printmaking, Sculpture
August 2001 - December 2002 Boone, North Carolina, United States

School Of Visual Arts (SVA)

Studied: Art History, Creative Writing, Drawing, Digital Imaging, Video Production
August 1999 - June 2000 New York, New York, United States


Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Advertising Design, Concepting, Conceptual Thinking, Creative Writing, CSS, Digital Art, Digital Design, Digital Illustration, Digital Painting, Drawing, Editorial Illustration, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Hand Drawing, HTML, Illustration, Life Drawing, Marketing, Marketing Design, Microsoft Office, Painting, Pencil Drawing, Photo Illustration, Traditional Illustration, User Experience Design, User Interface Design, Watercolor, Web Design, Wireframing, XHTML, Advertising Illustration, Art History, Conceptual Drawing, Digital Drawing, Digital Illustration, Graphic Art, Origami, Philosophy, Relief Printing, Technical Writing, Watercolor Painting,