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Tim Squires

I am based in Hobart, Australia, where I work as an editorial graphic artist, designer and illustrator at the Mercury newspaper. I prepare the layout, finished art and graphic elements for news and magazine pages, using the Adobe Creative Suite and the Eidose Methode publishing system. I also maintain this website and blog to explore and promote my additional interests in website design and development using WordPress and the Genesis framework. I also like to be involved in freelance projects and offer general services in graphic design, illustration and website development, drawing upon skills and knowledge gained through twenty years of experience as a creative professional.

Skills and Expertise

  • Adobe Indesign: Page design and layout, typography and typesetting.
  • Eidose Methode: Page design and layout, typography and typesetting.
  • Adobe Photoshop: Image editing and enhancement
  • Adobe Illustrator: Vector artwork, logos, information graphics.
  • WordPress/Genesis: Website development, design and installation.


I studied fine art, illustration, typography, visual communication and graphic design at the University of Tasmania, where I received the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1989
  • Graduate Diploma of Art Craft and Design, 1990
  • Master of Fine Arts, 1992


I have a wealth of experience and expertise to offer that has been built throughout a career in visual communications spanning twenty years. After graduating from the University of Tasmania with my Masters in illustration, I freelanced in Hobart for a short time before beginning my career with News Corporation as a graphic artist at Hobart’s Mercury newspaper in 1995.

Together with building my skills as a graphic artist with one of Australia’s largest media organisations, I have maintained an interest in freelancing and worked on a number of design and illustration projects, including business cards and logos, brochures, posters, interpretation signage, and illustrated books.

My long involvement with design and illustration for print has now also evolved into a passion for website design and development using WordPress and the Genesis Framework, and I offer my skills to help small businesses, entrepreneurs, individuals and organisations become established with their own WordPress/Genesis powered websites.

Please feel free to get in touch with any questions that you may have, or to check my availability for freelance illustration, graphic design or website development projects.