Storyboards and Visuals

Storyboards are an essential part of the creative process, helping you to visually sequence your story and plan each shot. Illustration Agent has a wealth of experience creating storyboards for a range of industries, so you can be sure that your project is in good hands. With our global network of both highly talented and commercially minded artists, we can match you with high-quality storyboard artists for your project – or manage it all for you!

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Clients we have worked with: Sony music, compare the Market, Ministry of sound, CadburysSony Games, DK, Nike, P&G, nickelodeon and Sega.

Industries we work in: Video Games, book Publishing, film and entertainment, Sports and leisure, Corporate and TV and advertising.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why Use Storyboards?

Consumer reaction to your ideas is an integral part of the key to success in getting them made, and our artists have everything you need to create eye-catching visuals that really tell the story


Great quality visuals can really make a difference to your pitch and research results. Whatever style you're looking for, from loose black & white to highly finished and photo real, our artists can accommodate it and produce your ideas quickly and professionally.


There are many benefits to storyboarding in the creative process. They can help to visualize ideas, plan out sequences and transitions, and communicate complex concepts in a simple and easy-to-understand way. For higher budget productions, such as a feature film, they can also be used to sell an idea to clients or investors, as they provide a clear and concise way to present the story.


Additionally, storyboardig can help to save time and money during production, as they can be used to plan out shots and sequences in advance. Ultimately, the storyboarding process is a powerful tool that can be used in a variety of ways to improve the creative process.

How to commission a storyboard

There are a few things to keep in mind when you want to make a storyboard. First, think about the type of story that you want to tell. Is it a linear narrative or a more complex one with multiple plotlines? Once you have an idea of the story, start planning out the individual shot list. What do you want each frame to depict? How will the shots flow together? As you plan out the storyboard process, think about the camera angles, camera movement and transitions that you want to use. These elements can help to create a more visually interesting and engaging story.


When commissioning a storyboard artist, it is important to provide the storyboard artist with as much information and reference material as possible for the project. This should include key scenes, shot lists, camera angles, characters to be used, any specific images you already have as well as any other relevant details. The more information the artist has, the better they will be able to capture the essence of the project in their storyboard and effectively save time during the storyboarding process. In addition, it is important to specify whether you want the storyboard to be hand-drawn or computer generated using storyboarding software.


Each approach has its own advantages and disadvantages, so it is important to choose the option that best suits your needs.

What are Storyboards?

Storyboards are a visual representation of the sequence of events in an animation, feature film, or explainer video. They are typically used by directors and producers to plan out the individual shots that will make up the final product. They can be extremely detailed, with each panel depicting a specific scene or action. Alternatively, they can be more general, providing a high-level overview of the work.


The storyboarding process can be created using traditional mediums such as pencil and paper, or more modern tools such as CGI and storyboarding software. In either case, they serve as an important tool in the creative process, helping filmmakers to plan and communicate their vision.

What are the different types of Storyboards?

There are three main types of storyboards: traditional, thumbnail and digital. Which type you choose can depend on a number of factors including, visual style, how much detail you want to include, key elements, and even whether you are working with a small production team or a large team.




Traditional storyboards are hand-drawn sketches that show each frame of the story. They are often used for animatics or when the story is still in development.




Thumbnail storyboards are similar to traditional storyboards, but they are smaller and use fewer frames. They are often used as a quick way to sketch out ideas.




Digital storyboards are created using software such as Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator. They can be either hand-drawn or computer-generated, and they offer a more polished look than traditional styles. With digital storyboard you have the option to create hyper real or photo real images.


Advantages and disadvantages


Each type of storyboard has its own benefits and drawbacks. Traditional can be time-consuming to create, but they offer a lot of flexibility in terms of design. Thumbnail are quick and easy to make, but they can be harder to read because of their small size. Digital are more expensive to create, but they offer a professional look and feel.


Ultimately, the type that you use will depend on your specific needs and preferences.


Also, it's important to think about the number of people working on the animation/film. If it is just yourself and a small team you probably won't need a highly detailed storyboard and a traditional or thumbnail would probably be fine, however, if multiple people are to be involved along with directors and producers then you will need to be very clear about what you are wanting to achieve and a more detailed digital storyboard or even an animatic may be more appropriate.

Why work with Illustration Agent?

Illustration Agent is a reliable resource for both artists and those in need of their services. We are known for our ability to provide a wide variety of both traditional and digital artwork. Our team is comprised of not only highly talented but also commercially minded artists who can work with you to create the perfect piece for your project.


In addition, we are also available to offer advice and guidance on how to best to maximise your storyboard with the option of our fully managed service. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, we are confident that we can help you create something truly unique and successful. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you.


If you can't see a style you like then please contact our Storyboard Agency Team to request to see additional work which may not be visible on the website.

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