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
  • Henny Knightz - 'Pontiac Black' Music Promo
    Henny Knightz - 'Pontiac Black' Music PromoA music promo for Henny Knightz. Within another corner of the ‘Random House of Evil’, Pontiac Black dives into a weird colorful story that a boastful and ecstatic Henny guides us through. Director - Sau Ali Producer - Sau Ali D.O.P - Lee Burnett 1st AC - Tom Bearne 2nd AC - Chris Montengo Production Assistant - Mark Omotobora Stylist - Nicki Knightz Colorist - Sebastian Ziabka Animation - Phil Arthur Editor - Sau Ali Art - Cong Nguyen Jewelry - Stööki
  • 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
  • Somerset House Summer Series
    Somerset House Summer SeriesCampaign for Somerset House Summer Series, the music festival that takes place every summer in Somerset House iconic 18th century courtyard. This year line-up featured Gossip, Jacob Banks and Nao. I played with scale, geometric shapes and a primary colour palette to suggest the sound world created by the artists. The shapes break out of the frame, illustrating the epic, heart-pounding experience. Animation by Phil Arthur
  • Coca-cola Freestyle
    Coca-cola FreestyleCoca-Cola Freestyle is a touch-screen beverage dispenser that allows users to choose from 100+ Coca-Cola drinks, as well as the ability to mix in custom flavours. Working across all stages of the customer journey, the identity system introduces the technology as a fun and exciting new opportunity for choice and expression. The new identity also had to clearly show and honour the range of Coca-Cola product brands and flavours, as well as clearly belonging to the core Coke brand. Key involvemen
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