The SAA are very pleased to be supporting the World Illustration Awards by sponsoring The SAA Agents Award for New Talent.

Satoshi Kambayashi for PLC Magazine

Iris de Luz for MIZZOU Magazine


Phosphor's Iris de Luz was approached by MIZZOU Magazine, the alumni magazine of the University of Missouri, to illustrate their Spring 2024 cover.

The brief was right up Iris' street: a 'playful and surreal park fantasy world' featuring bright colours, flowers, rolling hills, trees, lots of pattern and the famous St. Louis arch.

Iris' illustration will entice MIZZOU subscribers to read the cover story which features a group of four University of Missouri alumni who are leaders of various parks and greenspace organisations in the city of St. Louis.

Many different photographic elements and some 3D vector shapes make up each piece of Iris' dazzling artwork, including this cover. She spends hours looking at photographs to find the right textures for the job at hand, and says, "I think of them as if they were part of a digital ecosystem where each element, when joined with others, builds a new character".

Take a peek at Iris' portfolio to find more of her digital collages and contact Trina at Phosphor to commission Iris for your next project.

Lumps Animates Video For Canada’s National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Phosphor's Lumps (aka Sam Drew) has been working on animations for a very important campaign for the past two years. Sex trafficking is one of Canada’s most lucrative and misunderstood crimes. Let’s Talk About Sex Trafficking is a campaign from Covenant House Toronto aimed at empowering and equipping parents and teens with the tools they need to help prevent sex trafficking in Canada. The images you see here are stills from the videos, which will launch on Canada’s National Human Trafficking Awareness day, February 22, 2024.

At the heart of the campaign are the two videos, illustrated and animated by Lumps, which are based on real stories of sex trafficking survivors. The campaign encourages parents to watch these videos with their teens to help understand the red flags in the luring process and how sex trafficking happens. There is also a microsite for teens featuring animation from the videos that includes information about healthy relationships, safety tips and where to get help.

Animation is a unique way to tell survivor stories. The goal was to tell these stories in a medium that teens would pay attention to, which is why Lumps was picked - Sam's signature style is bright, engaging and accessible. Animation also allows use of symbolism to tell parts of the story and cover a heavy and complex topic in a more approachable way for this audience.

Development of the campaign concept was informed by research conducted with survivors, teens, parents and educators. The campaign is supported by social media advertising, PR and parent and teen influencers.

To find more of Lumps' work check out his portfolio or animation page and get in touch with Trina at Phosphor to commission him for your next project.

Seasons Greetings from Phosphor!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at Phosphor!

We’ve been creating stunning imagery for advertising, publishing and the media since 1979. How’s that for sustainability? Of course we’re proud of our past glories, like illustrating truly legendary ad campaigns and magazines that changed design. But we’re way more interested in presenting the work our artists are making at the moment. And finding them more challenges from people who appreciate the best.

If you are one of the people who set our artists a challenge this year, thank you.

If you're yet to work with one of Phosphor's talented illustrators and animators, get in touch in 2024, or browse portfolios at
Christmas GIF by illustrator and animator Léon Moh-Cah

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