WHAT MAKES US TICK?
Although each project is unique, our ethos isn't!
1: Every project is an exciting chance to try something new.
2: Always be original, never repeat and recycle.
3: Exploration, research and understanding is the foundation of our creation.
4: Make work that resonates and engages with it's audience.
5: Have fun doing it - otherwise it shows in the work!
We're nuts about animation here! Which is handy as there's a lot of different skills required to make one.
What's even handier is we can offer any and all of these skills to help you with your project. Have a look below to see what they are!
What we're especially good at...
Concept & Scriptwriting
We listen, research and understand to come up with the right ideas and stories for you and your audience.
Design & Storyboarding
We are graphic designers, illustrators and artists at heart, working in a variety of styles.
2D, 3D, mixed media, cell frame, stop frame, motion graphics.
You name it - we do it!
Music, sound effects and voice overs, for a range of budgets.
Posters, print, gifs, social media, web pages, apps - there's so much more we can do with what we've built for you...
Every project is unique and its development organic. We're here to help where and when you need us to, from start to finish and anywhere in between.
Watch this lovely animation [ yes we made it ] that explains how we approach every project that comes through our door.
5 Simple[ish] steps...
First things first, what are we saying and who are we saying it to?
Script & Style
Next we'll work with you to craft a story and visualise how it will look.
Now we start building everything we'll need ready for the next step...
That's right. Finally we start animating!!
Lastly we add the music, sfx, voice overs & finishing touches.
Our Project Tracker
Keeping everything moving!
Animation is the sum of its parts, built in collaboration with the team but most importantly our clients! We want you to be part of the creation, so we’ve gone ahead and built our own bespoke project tracker that will help us all work together as we craft something awesome for your audiences.
We’ve even animated a little video that explains what it does and how to use it – have a look and just imagine all the fun we’ll have creating something together!
Animation is a great way to start a conversation with, as well interest and inform, your audience.
But we too agree that face to face [ or video to video as it is these days ] is equally important. So we have set up a way for you to do just that!
What our lovely clients say about us!
“We are so appreciative of the work undertaken by Ticktockrobot to illustrate our research, as words were simply not enough for this project. The animation is truly fantastic, and we cannot thank Simon and his team enough for all of their hard work, constructive and creative advice, and above all kindness and enthusiasm to go above and beyond. We hope to share the animation very widely to support our disabled and neurodiverse community of workers. ”
Dr Christine Grant, C.Psycol, SFHEA, AFBPsS
Associate Professor, Centre for Healthcare Research
“Since the quality of the work is evident to all, I wanted to also mention what a great pleasure it was to work with this company as their client. The process is well managed, with clear deliverables and an online portal to track the project and manage feedback. I always felt that the feedback we gave was embraced, though sometimes challenged (in a good way) - all of which helped the finished project exceed our expectations. We will miss the excitement of Friday afternoons when Ticktockrobot would unveil the latest progress! I cannot recommend Ticktockrobot highly enough. But as a client I would advise you to let go and completely place your trust in them. Allow yourself to be led by their creativity and talent and the results will shine.”
My Credit Controllers
“We thoroughly enjoyed working with ticktockrobot and would not hesitate to involve them in future projects. Simon was extremely responsive and kept us up to date, and on track, throughout the work. The ticktockrobot team had fantastic creative suggestions that really helped to bring our research to life making it accessible and engaging for a wider audience, and the animations themselves were incredibly impressive and professional. Thanks so much Simon and team!”
Faith Orchard PhD
Lecturer in Psychology
University of Sussex
“We just wanted to say a big thank you Simon and his team at Ticktockrobot for a great job they did on our Animation and various social media and website assets. From start to finish they have done an outstanding job in creating these assets from only a few brief conversations with us and have really grasped the concept from day one. They produced some very creative modern ideas and layouts and we will certainly be using them again should we require anything else in the future. Thanks again from all at Zapfilment! ”
“Ticktockrobot were a pleasure to work with from start to finish, going above and beyond to deliver an excellent product on time and to budget. We wanted to communicate key insights from the research in a fun and engaging way, illustrating some of the reasons people send problematic emails and how they can act differently. We’re delighted with the results.”
Chartered Occupational Psychologist
Digital Futures at Work Research Centre
“We recently worked with ticktockrobot to bring to life a series of engaging animations depicting how body shape ideals have changed throughout history. Their understanding of the brief and our requirements was spot on and the end product was fantastic. They were an absolute pleasure to work with throughout the process and were particularly patient when it came to any amends that needed to be made. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to any of our clients and we will definitely work with them again in future.”
“I have worked closely with ticktockrobot on many challenging briefs, their passion and tenacity are a delight to work with, and they have always delivered above expectations. Their communication skills are excellent, they are attentive and take the time to understand the goals and objectives of the project. Creatively, they are full of unique and clever ideas, and I thoroughly enjoy conceptualising and planning the execution with them. ticktockrobot are a pleasure to work with and If I have a challenging brief or an ambitious idea I take it to them.”
“Simon and his team were introduced to us and our expectations were initially pretty high. As the work progressed and the design and animation came together our expectations grew. Simon ‘got it’ in terms of what we wanted, taking the time to thoroughly understand our new business and went beyond what we needed. He didn’t merely follow our brief, he gave it three dimensions and the result speaks for itself: an amazing animation that explains everything in a few minutes. The only word is ...WOW.”
“I've worked with ticktockrobot on several animation projects and found them to be a very strong & creative team. We've completed several character based series that are live across our digital channels. They always meet our deadlines and deliver quality end products. A great contribution to our digital footprint.”
“We commissioned ticktockrobot to make a 5 minute animated campaign film. They responded really creatively to our brief and delivered a quirky, fun animation which conveyed the film’s message in a really engaging way. Simon was great to work with (and very accommodating of our last-minute changes!) and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him and ticktock. We will definitely work with them again in future.”
“We have been working with Ticktockrobot on several projects and it's been a pleasure. Simon Armstrong has been our main point of contact and he always aims to complete his work with the highest attention to detail and works towards surpassing all expectations. I recommend Ticktockrobot to any production company creating visual media. A reliable and excellent team.”
“From the outset we were not sure what the end result would look like. However Simon put our minds at ease and guided us through the whole animation process. Simon listened carefully to our brief, took notes and sketched a series of concept characters and storyboards. The final animation is far better than we ever anticipated and tells the story of the planning and building process in a straightforward but contemporary and interesting fashion. The team at G3 Architecture cannot thank Simon and his team enough and we would not have any hesitation in recommended him and Tick Tock Robot! ”
Founder and MD
“We are extremely impressed with the promotional video ticktockrobot created for our design agency. From the very first kick off meeting to the initial script right through to final sign-off the experience felt effortless and organic - their enthusiasm and attention to detail was very evident. For us it was key to work with a team who truly understood the creative process and who would work with us to get the very best result. The project was enjoyable every step of the way and we really felt we were in good hands with ticktockrobot.”
“Their attention to detail, speed and quality of work make ticktockrobot an absolute pleasure to work with time and time again.”
“I've collaborated with Simon and his team at ticktockrobot on a number of projects and I always find their work to be inventive and beautifully realised. Simon's animation and directing skills are superb and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him and ticktockrobot.”
Writer, Producer & Director
“La Triste Historia was a complex project – ticktockrobot did an outstanding job delivering an animation which exceeded our expectations.”