Chris Phillips is a master of character-driven, vector-illustrated animation—particularly “odd little GIF loops,” as he describes them, and longer-form client videos.
“There are many amazing animators and illustrators with skills well beyond mine,” he says. “But I think my work stands out because of the ideas at the center. They’re usually a little quirky, humorous, or slightly dark.”
And Phillips is excited about the resurgence of GIF as a format. “It’s so much easier to create something small and get it in front of people, compared with long-format video,” he says.
He has become known for his “explainer” GIFs.