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TBT Services Case Studies:

Illustration and Pre-production

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Chronic doodlers since preschool.

Specialties • Digital & Traditional • Character Design • Storyboards • Game Assets • Art Direction • Backgrounds • Ketchup (no really.) Software • Adobe Illustrator • Adobe Flash • Adobe Photoshop • Art Rage • Sketchbook Pro • Storyboard Pro • Harmony • Pen and paper

Every great illustration starts with a doodle. We’ve been doodling (professionally) for over 20 years. Timbuktoons illustrations have appeared in movies, cartoons, wallpaper, CDs, books, websites, curriculum, mobile apps, interactive displays...even at the White House! We’re versatile and can work in a variety of different styles depending on the art direction that’s best for your project. 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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The Discovering the Civil War exhibit marked the sesquicentennial of the Civil War and featured touch-screen interactives incorporating social media tools. It was uniquely arranged by themes such as “Spies and Conspiracies� versus a chronological approach.

National Archives

Discovering the Civil War


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National Archives

Discovering the Civil War Challenge • Use relevant style and media formats to connect history to a middle-school target age • Write in script form the story of a key Civil War battle from numerous historical documents • Balancing historical accuracy with creative storytelling Solution • 15 action comic styled panels for an interactive display • animated teaser for the CSS Alabama exhibit featured on the Washington Post website • a 16-page comic book with accompanying motion comic on DVD

National Archives, keeper of our country’s records for almost 100 years, wanted to take a key story of the Civil War, the voyage of the CSS Alabama, and make it appeal to tweens. Timbuktoons was contacted to develop comic book styled illustrations for an interactive exhibit along with an exhibit teaser video. The illustrations all correlated to specific archived documents chronicling the journey of the confederate “pirate” ship from construction to its final battle. The illustrations were so well received that Archives commissioned two follow-up projects to be produced and sold along with their traveling exhibit: a 16-page comic book and accompanying motion graphic novel on DVD.


Headquartered in Colorado, Graebel provides worldwide full-service relocation and move management services for household and commercial moves. Their services are performed in 153 countries for the Fortune 500 and Global 100.

Graebel Relocation Services

The iDeal Move


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Graebel Relocation Services

The iDeal Move Challenge • Use a modern, trendy art direction to portray Graebel employees • Illustrate the Graebel customer experience in story form • Highlight services featuing the client’s technology • Quick turnaround (less than one week) Solution • 14 panels, 4 character designs and 6 background designs were created • Treated the illustrations like storyboards for a commercial or film • Featured different hardware mocked-up with Graebel’s unique software • Crewed up quickly to handle production and completed the project before the deadline

Graebel, the leader in relocation and moving services worldwide, needed high-quality storyboards to pitch their services to a high-profile client. Graebel is the leader in relocation and moving services worldwide. When a major client asked Graebel to storyboard the best possible moving service, Timbuktoons was chosen to develop a series of presentation panels to illustrate the Graebel high-touch customer service that’s matched with its cutting edge technology. Timbuktoons approached the quick-turnaround project the same way we handle storyboards for animation or production boards for film. The Graebel team wrote the script and Timbuktoons illustrated the character design and backgrounds for each panel. The panels were then printed in large format by Graebel and were met with ‘applause’ following the team’s successful presentation.


The Emmy award winning reality program “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” ran for 9 seasons and was produced by Endemol USA. Hosted by Ty Pennington, they helped rebuild more than 200 homes across the 50 states and involved well over 500,000 volunteers.

Lock and Key Productions

ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition


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Lock and Key Productions

ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Challenge • Coordinating with producers and printers in multiple locations • Transferring the vision and art direction of the design team into wall designs • Developing design concepts from the child’s interests and favs • Quick turnaround (each less than two weeks from concept to delivery) Solution • Multiple full wall treatments installed • Spot illustrations for additional use • Designs for different treatments such as lamp and window shades • Concepts and designs for three dimensional bumpouts for extra effect

EMHE needed room illustrations that were fun, encouraged creativity and play...and fast! Timbuktoons, collaborated with people across the nation, including the design team from the show and printing companies, to produce custom illustrated room murals for three deserving families. The donation of creative services was part of the Augusta, Georgia; Lincolnton, North Carolina and San Antonio, Texas builds. It was an honor to work on such an important cause...plus we got to design wall murals with some of our favorite things: gags, Toy Story, robots and superheroes.


Make Timbuktoons your choice for keeping your project on scope, budget and time. Partial Client List • ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition • The Discovery Channel • The National Archives • Jellyfish Labs/Phil Vischer • Compassion International • Veterans Administration • Graebel Relocation • Willow Creek Association • Saddleback Church • Tim Hawkins • National Concrete & Masonry Association • Department of the Interior • Department of Justice

Why use a cloud studio for your next great project? Simple...budget, talent and technology. Get big market, network quality without paying LA, NY or ATL prices. We crew up and down depending on your project’s needs. Our talent pool is fresh and global and the tools we use make you feel like we’re right in the next room. All of this helps us keep your project on scope, budget and time.

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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” Get up to 30% tax credit Georgia’s Entertainment Industry Investment Act provides a tax credit for single production or on multiple projects. These tax credits create significant cost savings for companies producing feature films, tv series, music videos and commercials, as well as interactive games and animation.

We’re your animation oasis in the clouds. Contact Us (706) 854-7704 info@timbuktoons.com 7013 Evans Town Center Blvd. Suite 102 Evans GA 30809

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