Timothy J. Walsh BFA '07 (Graphic Design)
Based in Havertown, PA
Art Director, American Bible Society
From 2003 to 2008, I was the creative director/assistant director of International Communications for a non-profit organization focusing on community building in the Middle East and North Africa. In 2008. I moved to another nationally based not-for-profit organization as an art director. I have had a private painting studio/practice for several years and have shown in and around the Philadelphia area. I have been instrumental in raising funds for various charities and am the president of the governing board for SUDA (Stand Up Demand Action), a grassroots advocacy organization that fights to protect quality public education through the political budgetary process and by enabling communities to stay involved in their local school districts since 2012.
University and Alumni Association Involvement
I have been very involved within the alumni community at UArts since graduation. I have shown work in various alumni shows and benefits, have participated in panel discussions and round tables, and have volunteered on various levels in the UArts community. I also actively communicate with prospective students and parents about how they can expect their journey at UArts to be. A few years ago, I was nominated for a position on this board, but at the time, there were too many Graphic Design majors represented.
President of the Board: Stand Up Demand Action (previously Save Upper Darby Arts), lovingly known as SUDA (pronounced "Sooh-Duh"), is a grassroots advocacy organization that fights to protect quality public education through the political budgetary process and by enabling communities to stay involved in their local school districts.
Marketing/Communications/Brand Manager: DAS:BAM, a one-night pop-up gallery show in Center City, which raised nearly $90,000 for photographer David Sacks’ battle with cancer. For this project, I was in put in charge of making decisions for print and online marketing pieces as well as developing the social media aspect of the event. I was the liaison between the program oversight committee and the vendors who produced various pieces of for the event.
Member: AIGA, CIVA, InLiquid
My work has been exhibited and published internationally
Letter of Interest
Dear UArts Alumni Council Nominating Committee, I am very excited to be applying for a position on the board once again. It has been my desire to have a seat in this conversation, at this level, for some time. Since graduation, I have been heavily involved in various capacities at the university, especially in the mentoring of prospective students and recent graduates of our beloved UArts. I am interested in being a part of this council because it has been and is becoming an increasingly powerful resource for graduates and I would like to be a part of that conversation in a more direct way. Our graduates are unique individuals and I believe it is important that we continue to allow them ways to be involved with and an asset to their alma mater. As an alumni council, we also have a responsibility to current students to create avenues by which they have access to our alumni. I have a passion for connecting the two groups and leveraging the potential power of what could be when the two come together.
As a member of this council, I will bring several different skills that I think would be of benefit to the group. I have nearly a decade of marketing/fundraising and PR experience in the not-for-profit and art/culture making industries. I also have experience mentoring youth and young adults through teaching, speaking and counseling. It would be an honor to be a part of the Alumni Council this term.