Phil Arthur

Phil Arthur

Freelance Illustration & AnimationLondon, United Kingdom
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Phil Arthur

Phil Arthur

Freelance Illustration & AnimationLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Illustrator and Animator with a passion to create bold and striking imagery that is playful, expressive and full of character. Originally trained as a Graphic Designer, I have 12 years experience working with some of the world's leading brands across the food & drink, sport, fashion and tech industries.
  • Laboratory Perfumes
    Laboratory PerfumesAnimation Series capturing each of Laboratory Perfumes' 5 fragrances. Illustration & Animation: Phil Arthur
  • Max's Journey to the Moon
    Max's Journey to the Moon600 pancakes later... Happy Pancake Day Written and directed by Wriggles & Robins Creative development: Mathieu Cuvelier Animation editing: Treat Pancake illustrations: Phil Arthur Stop frame animation: Matthew Cooper Grade: Katie Dymmock at Coffee & TV Post-producer: Alannah Currie Sound design: Sean Mahoney at Sister Sound
  • Kobe
    KobeDigital Illustration R.I.P. Kobe Bryant
  • The Body Shop
    The Body ShopIllustrations that embrace all people and all body types. I was tasked with creating a group of characters that could deliver the playful spirit of The Body Shop. Used in-store and online as part of a larger brand re-design.
  • Frankie & Benny's Rebrand
    Frankie & Benny's RebrandA family friendly style for a family focussed brand. I was given the dream task of illustrating a diverse series of characters enjoying the Frankie & Benny's experience. These appeared throughout the brand's many restaurants, on menus and signage as well as online playful gif animations. Working closely with the brilliant team at venturethree I was able to bring to life the spirit of the brand in a bold and eye-catching way, connecting directly with the consumers and fans of the restaurant.
  • Lifestyle Characters
    Lifestyle CharactersTech company consumer personalities Bringing consumers to life through character and lifestyle stories. Each character was created as part of a larger study to better understand customer behaviours - I imagined each character's general appearance as well as their home environments.
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Projects credited in
  • Once Upon a Time in Nazi Occupied Tunisia
    Once Upon a Time in Nazi Occupied TunisiaSet in 1943, ‘Once Upon a Time in Nazi Occupied Tunisia’ is a dark, violent comedy in the vein of Tarantino, which tells the story of a Jewish and an Arab couple whose friendship is put to the test by the Nazis’ occupation. Josh Azouz’s play moves from a scene of torture, to an idyllic scene of a couple sharing icecream on a beach. This gave me the idea to juxtapose the portrait of the Nazi vicious chief ‘Grandma’, with a spilled icecream scoop.
  • Ted Baker footwear collection
    Ted Baker footwear collectionNice film featuring Ted Bakers shoes.
  • Look of the Week
    Look of the WeekStyling a "what to wear whilst out walking the dog" for The Rakish Gent
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Work history
    Freelance Illustration, Animation & Art DirectionPhil Arthur Limited
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Graphic Designer & Art DirectorPentland Brands
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
  • Art Direction
  • Hons Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Storyboarding
  • Campaign Concept and Creation
  • Animated Gif
  • Character Illustration
  • Adobe Illustrator
    BA (Hons) Graphic DesignNottingham Trent Univeristy
     - Nottingham, United Kingdom
    First Class Honours Degree
    Art and Design Foundation DiplomaBuckinghamshire Chilterns University College
     - High Wycombe, United Kingdom
    Art Foundation