Mr Philip Wrigglesworth

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Phil is a Senior Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Illustration program, his area of specialism on the course includes Editorial Publishing, Narrative/Sequential Design and Social/Political context. His teaching practice employs methodologies that test the parameters of conventional routes within Illustration whilst embracing cross-territory discussions from the broader field of Art and Design practice. This type of disciplinary based inquiry is central to Phil's teaching enabling him to foster questions such as, how do todays Illustrators engage with the traditions of drawing and visual communication whilst contributing to performance, interior design, fashion, film or sculpture?


On going areas of research activity within Phil's practice is Economic theory and progressive Social structures. The concepts discussed within Socialism form the basis of Phil's collaborative and community led teaching approach. Today the illustrator isn't a sole enterprise, the Illustrator is a collaborator, commissioner and curator. The Illustrator can lead the way for change in society, a society that relies more and more on visual signs and visual debate to inform and educate.


Phil has worked as a freelance Illustrator nationally and internationally for 15 years, working within a broad range of traditional Illustration platforms from Editorial, Publishing, Advertising and Design. For the past 10 years Gerald and Cullen RAPP Illustration Agency have represented him in the US. Phil has been commissioned by clients such as The Guardian, Penguin, New York Times, Jacobin, United States Postal Service, Washington Post, 3x3 Magazine. More recently he has illustrated a book entitled ABCs of Socialism for Jacobin New York and Verso Press UK (2016). His work has also engaged with cross-territory activity into sculpture, animation and authorial interactive publishing for clients such as Lazerian Design Group.


The Society of American Illustration has also recognized Phil's work for their Jury selected 'Best of American Illustration Annual' and group exhibition in 2013 and 2015. Similarly The Association of Illustration UK has recognized Phil's work for their 'Best of British Illustration Awards' in the following annuals 28, 29, 30, 32 and 35. Phil's work was also short listed for the World Illustration Awards 2015. His work has been featured in 3x3 Magazine New York, Applied Arts Magazine Canada, Computer Arts UK and Communication Arts US.


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