Award-winning visual artist Tim Nardelli is not only an artist, but a filmmaker as well. Passionate about drawing and painting since an early age, Nardelli quickly developed prodigious technical skills and an artistic style which was increasingly influenced by movies. In high school, his love for art blossomed even further as his interest in filmmaking eventually led him to discover the world of comic books and graphic novels, which combined the storytelling of cinema with his talent for visual art. With the advent of digital painting, Nardelli found a perfect media to express his creativity. His work in this new form of technology was honored with the 2003 Golden Key, a prestigious award bestowed by Scholastic, the publishers of the Harry Potter book series. Nardelli considered it a privilege to accept his award at the official ceremony at the Kennedy Center. In 2005 Nardelli enrolled at the Savannah College of Art and Design, one of the top five art colleges in the U.S., and earned a B.F.A. in sequential art. While a student at Savannah, he spent studying everything from traditional fine art and painting to digital media. To understand the role of comic books in different cultures, Nardelli studied abroad in Japan and France. His college artwork was exhibited in both Lacoste and Savannah and one piece remains in the Savannah College of Art and Design's permanent collection to this day. As a filmmaker, Nardelli has played a key role in several projects. He was an executive producer on the romantic comedy The Giant Mechanical Man, released by Tribeca Films in April 2012. His first project for Taggart Productions LLC was the comedic short Lady in Red, on which he served as executive producer. The film was launched in 2011 on Funny or Die, the industry-leading comedy video site founded by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. He was also a producer on the indie Sci-Fi horror film CIRCLE which was released by Netflix in 2015. In the film CIRCLE he also served as a concept artist in both designing and conceptualizing various special effects that would eventually be incorporated into the film. Nardelli oversees all art direction for FELT FILMS Productions LLC and LRM LLC. In addition to doing freelance art work, he is currently working on an original creator own graphic novel titled: The Adoption.
Webster's definition of a philanthropist is "one who makes an active effort to promote human welfare". Anyone who knows Tim Nardelli also knows that giving back is a natural part of his DNA. As a young child, Tim watched his parents, Bob and Sue Nardelli, stay actively involved in charitable organizations and also in making a difference in their local community. Over the years, his parent's philanthropic vision became a natural passion for himself.
Nardelli's focus is helping individuals and families going through difficult times and helping animals who suffer from negligence and abuse. He contributes both by giving of his time and by providing financial support to several charitable organizations. Want to get involved? Here are a couple of Tim's favorite charities:
Wounded Warrior Project
Wounded Warrior Project serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families. On that date, America watched in horror as approximately 3,000 people died includin hundreds of firefighters and rescue workers. Many warriors note a sense of duty to volunteer for the military following these tragic events.
St. Jude's Hospital
St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.
PATH Services provides the support that homeless individuals and families need in order to successfully transition from living on the street to thriving in homes of their own. High-quality supportive services are critical to ensuring that the people we serve are able to not only move into permanent homes, but stay in permanent homes long-term. The services we provide are available to anyone who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Autism SpeaksAutism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. Autism Speaks enhances lives today and is accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow.
Hope For Paws
Hope for Paws was created to help animals who suffer and die every year because of negligence and abuse. We rescue dogs and all other animals who are suffering on the streets and in the shelters. We foster these animals in our home, cage free, until we can find them permanent, loving families.
Our goal is to educate people on the importance of companion animals in our society to stop the cycle of animal neglect and abuse.
National Council of Jewish Women
The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.
Guardians of the Children
The mission of Guardian of the Children is to recognize and react to child abuse and educate the public to do the same; to serve as advocates to provide strength and stability to families in crisis; and be an answer to the prayer of an abused child or teen for courage, support and protection.
The National YoungArts Foundation
The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) was established in 1981 by Lin and Ted Arison. YoungArts’ signature program is an application-based award for emerging artists ages 15–18 or in grades 10–12 from across the United States. Selected through a blind adjudication process conducted by an independent panel of highly accomplished artists, YoungArts Winners receive valuable support, including financial awards of up to $10,000, professional development and educational experiences working with renowned mentors—such as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Sarah Brightman, Plácido Domingo, Frank Gehry, Jeff Koons, Wynton Marsalis, Rebecca Walker and Carrie Mae Weems—and performance and exhibition opportunities at some of the nation’s leading cultural institutions.
Nardelli has nearly 10 years of experience working in the Art/Film Industries, both individually and by collaborating with other professionals to create, produce and deliver finished and high-quality products that can stand the test of time. His goal, as an artist, is to always keep his perspective fresh and to always explore and experience different ways to apply his artistic and professional skills. Career SuccessesNardelli has successfully completed a variety of projects in two major categories, Graphic Art and Film Production, by providing design and art direction and collaborating with a team of professionals on concept development, creative solutions and project management. One of his key strengths is his attention to detail with a focus on excellence while delivering cost-effective products. Here are some of his key accomplishments:
- Graphic Art, Production Art, Show Posters, Logo Design, and Title Art - [DARK/WEB] (TBA)
- Album Cover Art - LOS FANBOYS, Podcast; THIS IS OUR HOUSE; LET ME LOVE YOU, RACHEL ESPENDEZ
- Podcast Logo Design - 9 PANEL GRID; LRM TV; LOS FANBOYS
- Poster Design - DENNIS DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE (LA Comedy Festival); BORROWED MOMENTS (Lifetime); CIRCLE (Netflix) INTO THE WOODS
For more detailed information about Nardelli's Career Successes as an artist and filmmaker, his skills, education and other information about his professional career, please click on the link below to download a copy of his official resume.