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Downward Squirrel illustration



Illustrator, artist, designer, professor...


Who is Timothy Banks?

I'm an artist, illustrator, and designer based in 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 first illustration contract project: No Pets Allowed, still in print. Another part of my professional work is my gallery painting portfolio. Here, original paintings 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, and 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). I've created work for College of Charleston Magazine (full disclosure: I'm also an adjunct professor teaching digital illustration).


My work has received awards from the 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, and 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. Please send me a note or follow me on the classic social sites (links are at the top and bottom of the page). Reach out directly to my outstanding illustration representatives at Shannon Associates, NYC, for commissions and projects. For gallery and original work, contact Corrigan Gallery or me directly.


Awards of Note

Creative Quarterly 59


Society of Illustrators Los Angeles


3x3 World Illustration Competition


PLAY! Illustration Competition


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