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Downward Squirrel illustration



Illustrator, artist, designer, professor...


Who is Timothy Banks?

I'm an artist, illustrator, and designer based in the beautiful city of Charleston, South Carolina, USA. 


My work transcends many artistic industries, and I am proud to present my illustration portfolio to you on this site. What is illustration? It's essentially a narrative art form, and I've enjoyed pursuing the field for many years. For a deep cut, here's a link to my very first illustration contract project: No Pets Allowed. Still in print. Another part of my professional work is my gallery painting portfolio. On here you will find Original Paintings which are available for purchase and shipped directly from my studio.


Here's a selection of excellent places I've worked with: TOWN and Paste magazines (respectively), Nike, Egmont, Faber & Faber, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim– to name a few. Of course, I love my local community, which has chosen me to illustrate event posters for Charleston Farmers Market, Piccolo Spoleto, and the magnificent YALL Fest (thank you, Blue Bicycle Books). And, I've created work for College of Charleston Magazine (full disclosure, I'm also an adjunct professor teaching digital illustration for the College).


My work has received awards from Society of Illustrators Los Angeles, a gold medal for my editorial work. And, I've been honored by other top industry competitions like Spectrum, 3×3, Creative Quarterly, PLAY! Illustration and Showcase 100.


I invite you to visit my online shop to find and purchase my latest book, The Hiking Viking. It is an exciting tale of soaring nature, humorous events, and of course, Vikings. 


I would love to hear from you. Send me a note or follow me on the classic social sites (links are located at the top and bottom of the page). Reach out directly to my outstanding representatives at Shannon Associates, NYC, for commissions and projects.


Awards of Note

Creative Quarterly 59


Society of Illustrators Los Angeles


3x3 World Illustration Competition


PLAY! Illustration Competition


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