Illustration and Pre-production Services


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Timbuktoons illustrations have appeared in movies, cartoons, wallpaper, CDs, books, websites, curriculum, mobile apps, interactive displays...even at the White House!

We offer illustration and pre-production services (storyboards, visual development, backgrounds, etc.) for game apps and show concepts (live action and animated), one sheets, brandmarks, spot illustrations for books and magazines, print and web design, and more!

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Illustration and Pre-production Services

  1. 1. TBT Services Case Studies:Illustration and Pre-productionFor more information:
  2. 2. Chronic doodlers since preschool. Every great illustration starts withSpecialties a doodle. We’ve been doodling• Digital & Traditional• Character Design (professionally) for over 20 years.• Storyboards• Game Assets Timbuktoons illustrations have appeared in movies, cartoons,• Art Direction• Backgrounds wallpaper, CDs, books, websites, curriculum, mobile apps,• Ketchup (no really.) interactive displays...even at the White House! We’re versatile and can work in a variety of different styles depending on theSoftware art direction that’s best for your project.• Adobe Illustrator• Adobe Flash We offer illustration and pre-production services (storyboards,• Adobe Photoshop• Art Rage visual development, backgrounds, etc.) for game apps• Sketchbook Pro and show concepts (live action and animated), one sheets,• Storyboard Pro brandmarks, spot illustrations for books and magazines, print• Harmony• Pen and paper and web design, and more!For more information:
  3. 3. The Discovering the Civil War exhibit marked the sesquicentennial of the Civil War and featured touch-screeninteractives incorporating social media tools. It was uniquely arranged by themes such as “Spies and Conspiracies”versus a chronological approach.National ArchivesDiscovering the Civil War
  4. 4. For more information: National Archives Discovering the Civil War National Archives, keeper of our country’sChallenge• Use relevant style and records for almost 100 years, wanted to take media formats to connect history to a middle-school target age a key story of the Civil War, the voyage of the• Write in script form the story of a key Civil War battle from numerous CSS Alabama, and make it appeal to tweens. historical documents• Balancing historical Timbuktoons was contacted to develop comic book styled illustrations accuracy with creative storytelling for an interactive exhibit along with an exhibit teaser video. The illustrations all correlated to specific archived documents chroniclingSolution• 15 action comic styled the journey of the confederate “pirate” ship from construction to its panels for an interactive final battle. display• animated teaser for the CSS Alabama exhibit featured on the The illustrations were so well received that Archives commissioned Washington Post website• a 16-page comic book two follow-up projects to be produced and sold along with their with accompanying motion traveling exhibit: a 16-page comic book and accompanying motion comic on DVD graphic novel on DVD.
  5. 5. Headquartered in Colorado, Graebel provides worldwide full-service relocation and movemanagement services for household and commercial moves. Their services are performed in 153countries for the Fortune 500 and Global 100.Graebel Relocation ServicesThe iDeal Move
  6. 6. For more information: Graebel Relocation Services The iDeal Move Graebel, the leader in relocation and moving servicesChallenge• Use a modern, trendy worldwide, needed high-quality storyboards to pitch art direction to portray Graebel employees their services to a high-profile client.• Illustrate the Graebel customer experience in story form Graebel is the leader in relocation and moving services worldwide. When• Highlight services featuing the client’s technology a major client asked Graebel to storyboard the best possible moving• Quick turnaround (less service, Timbuktoons was chosen to develop a series of presentation than one week) panels to illustrate the Graebel high-touch customer service that’sSolution matched with its cutting edge technology.• 14 panels, 4 character designs and 6 background designs were created Timbuktoons approached the quick-turnaround project the same way• Treated the illustrations like storyboards for a we handle storyboards for animation or production boards for film. The commercial or film• Featured different Graebel team wrote the script and Timbuktoons illustrated the character hardware mocked-up with design and backgrounds for each panel. The panels were then printed Graebel’s unique software• Crewed up quickly to in large format by Graebel and were met with ‘applause’ following the handle production and completed the project team’s successful presentation. before the deadline
  7. 7. The Emmy award winning reality program “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” ran for 9 seasonsand was produced by Endemol USA. Hosted by Ty Pennington, they helped rebuild more than 200homes across the 50 states and involved well over 500,000 volunteers.Lock and Key ProductionsABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
  8. 8. For more information: Lock and Key Productions ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition EMHE needed room illustrations that wereChallenge• Coordinating with fun, encouraged creativity and play...and fast! producers and printers in multiple locations• Transferring the vision and Timbuktoons, collaborated with people across the nation, including art direction of the design team into wall designs the design team from the show and printing companies, to produce• Developing design custom illustrated room murals for three deserving families. concepts from the child’s interests and favs• Quick turnaround (each less than two weeks from The donation of creative services was part of the Augusta, Georgia; concept to delivery) Lincolnton, North Carolina and San Antonio, Texas builds.Solution• Multiple full wall It was an honor to work on such an important we got to treatments installed• Spot illustrations for design wall murals with some of our favorite things: gags, Toy Story, additional use• Designs for different robots and superheroes. treatments such as lamp and window shades• Concepts and designs for three dimensional bumpouts for extra effect
  9. 9. Make Timbuktoons your choice for keeping your project on scope, budget and time.Partial Client List• ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Why use a cloud studio for your next great project? Home Edition• The Discovery Channel• The National Archives Simple...budget, talent and technology.• Jellyfish Labs/Phil Vischer• Compassion International• Veterans Administration• Graebel Relocation Get big market, network quality without paying LA, NY or ATL prices.• Willow Creek Association We crew up and down depending on your project’s needs. Our talent• Saddleback Church• Tim Hawkins pool is fresh and global and the tools we use make you feel like we’re• National Concrete & Masonry Association right in the next room.• Department of the Interior• Department of Justice All of this helps us keep your project on scope, budget and time.For more information:
  10. 10. We’re your animation oasis in the clouds.Recent Awards• 2012: Telly Award (Gold)• 2011: Davey Award (Gold), Addy (Silver), Addy (Gold), Telly Award (Bronze)• 2010 Addy (Silver), Addy (2 Gold), “Best Animation” Contact Us (706) 854-7704Get up to 30% tax creditGeorgia’s Entertainment info@timbuktoons.comIndustry Investment Actprovides a tax credit forsingle production or on 7013 Evans Town Center Blvd. Suite 102multiple projects. Evans GA 30809These tax credits createsignificant cost savingsfor companies producingfeature films, tv series, musicvideos and commercials, aswell as interactive gamesand animation.For more information:GA Production IncentivesFor more information: