Timbuktu is looking for a graphic designer

Hi there! 2014 has just begun, and chances are you are planning for some kind of change in your life.

You want to feel proud of your work, to feel challenged and respected. You’re not afraid of working under pressure, but you want your value to be recognized. You want to learn something new everyday and you’re not afraid of facing unknown challenges. You want to build something that has an impact on people, and you think that creating better products for children can lead to a better, fairer, more beautiful world.


If you have 3+ years of experience in graphic design, you love great illustration and you’re good at it.

If you’ve designed for both paper and web (experience with mobile apps is A BIG PLUS).

If you know InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop like the palm of your hand.

If you wish to feel part of a world class adventure that is changing the face of children’s publishing.

If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, aka you’ve worked on your own projects and have experienced – and enjoyed- leading a team.

If you know what user experience design is, and it changed the way you work.

If you are humble and hard working. But you like the value you produce to be recognized.

If you care for details and can always keep in mind the big picture.

If you like the idea of competing for international awards with your work, and winning them.

If you like to work with a diverse, international team.

If you love the idea of building a company where people are respected for who they are, and are encouraged to express themselves with courage and generosity. (Yes, we said “building”, not “joining”).

If, above all, you care about users more than about yourself and understand that real beauty helps them get through products.

We want to hear from you. Email us at hello@timbuktu.me explaining why you’d like to work with us and what you’ve done (links are much appreciated). If we’re interested in your profile, we’ll ask you a follow up. In any case, we’ll try to provide feedback to everyone (unless your email looks like a copy and paste).


Don’t email us if you’ve never heard of Timbuktu and you don’t know what it is. If you don’t want to waste time downloading it and forming an opinion about our products, you probably don’t want this job (looking at the website is NOT enough).

Don’t email us if you think designing for children’s is a series B gig. We understand some people think this way and we’re trying to change that. But we probably wouldn’t like to work with you.

Don’t email us if you don’t want to email us. Sense of duty is rarely a good drive to start a new career.

Do email us if you love Timbuktu, but you think you have some qualifications but not all of them. Explain that in your email. We love honesty and enthusiasm.


There are several projects we’re starting to work on and we’ll discuss salaries and stock options plans according to the project and to your experience.


This can be a work-from-home job. A few travels may be required, and we appreciate your willingness to relocate, in case it should be necessary.


Graphic designers are being one of the most creative professionals. They work with information technology and visual communication both.