PHILO H. BARNHART (818)
A highly successful product
designer and artist with more than 20 years of progressively
increasing responsibilities in creating original and classic
characters for films, books, apparel, collectibles, fine art
portraits, stage craft, special effects, comics, advertising,
catalogs, holiday displays, licensing support, design guidelines,
toys, costumes, computer graphics, store decorations, murals,
furniture, masks, special events and music covers for world class
entertainment, publishing and manufacturing companies. Over the
past 16 years, these designs and characters have been an integral
part of more than $112 billion in revenues and continue to represent
a significant part of current and future sales.
Expertise includes outstanding
creative, drafting for animation, teaching, designing, character
development, painting, pattern drafting, sewing, millinery, Photoshop,
Painter, set construction and prop making skills. A natural team
participant and leader who enjoys a wide range of business relationships.
Independent Artist, North Hollywood, California
for the documentary film "Store" (StarVehicle
for the feature film project "Missy and the Magic Mansion"
(American Biograph Films, Inc).
Production art and costuming
for the feature film "Blood Legend" (Sterling Entertainment/Brain
Production art and special
effects work on the feature film "Alien Holocaust"
(Jeff Leroy, director).
designs for product (Sony Pictures Classics), book illustrations
of a Munchkin" for release in 2005, movie poster for
"The Dead Season" feature film, Little Mermaid Platinum
Edition DVD cover design for release in 2006, interior design
for actor Randal Malone, and paintings for gallery presentation.
The Walt Disney Company, Burbank, California 1987-2003
Senior Staff Artist
I, Disney Consumer
Products, Burbank, California (1995-2003)
Provided new portfolios
of Disney characters for movies, softlines, hardlines and toys.
Characters included: The Lion King, The Hunchback of Notre Dame,
Aladdin, Hercules, The Little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty, Jungle
Book, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Tarzan, Fantasia 2000,
Beauty and the Beast, Jasmine, Snow White, Toy Story, Toy Story
2, Pocahontas, Mulan, The Sword in the Stone, Winnie the Pooh,
Mickey Mouse (all classic characters), Lilo and Stitch, W.I.T.C.H.,
and The Incredibles.
brochures, products and collateral materials for the following
Disney licensees: Colorforms, Treasure Craft, Disney on Ice (Sells/Floto),
Mattel, Hallmark, Roseart, Mr. Christmas, Disguise Inc., Formosa
Toys UK, Applause, The Disney Store, Disney Press, Upper Deck,
Marvel Comics, Walter Foster, Western Publishing, Mouseworks,
Royal Doulton, Lenox and Bradford Exchange.
Book Illustrator, Disney Publishing, Disney Creative
Development, Burbank, California (1991-1995)
Illustrated more than
2,000 books, magazines, comics, posters, brochures, training
manuals, newsletters and advertising pieces using Disney characters
and stories, including: Little Mermaid, Pocahontas, Cinderella,
Aladdin, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Lion King, Sleeping
Beauty, Toy Story, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Winnie the Pooh
and Mickey Mouse (all classic characters.
Key Assistant Animator/Character
Feature Animation, Orlando, Florida (1989-1991)
Prepared animation for
training films for Euro-Disneyland, Roller Coaster Rabbit, Rescuers
Down Under, Off His Rockers and Beauty and the Beast.
Character Key Assistant
Animator, Co-Designer of "Ariel" in the Little Mermaid, Burbank, California (1987-1989)
Started as a Character
Designer on The Little Mermaid and continued as a Character Key
Assistant Animator throughout the film's production. Participated
in the development of the characters Ursula, Sebastian and Ariel.
The film went on to win two Academy Awards and generate more
than $216 million worldwide.
Park, California 1985-1987
Animator and Key Assistant Animator
Participated in Filmation's
production of Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night. Provided
animation, character designs and key assistant animation for
the film, Happily Ever After.
Hanna Barbera, Hollywood,
Developed character models
for the television shows The Smurfs, Galtar and the Golden Lance,
The Thirteen Ghosts of Scooby Doo and The Paw-Paws.
The Walt Disney Company, Burbank, California 1983-1984
Key Assistant Animator,
Disney Feature Animation
Worked on the featurette
Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore and the feature film The
Black Cauldron (character focus was on Princess Eilonwy, Gurgi
Don Bluth Productions, Studio City, California 1980-1983
Key Assistant Animator
Worked on the Dragon's
Lair; Dragon's Lair II, The Time Warp and Space Ace video games.
Provided key assistant animation for the feature film, The Secret
Paramount, Marina del Rey, California
Effects Animator Assistant
Worked on special effects
for the feature film, Star Trek, The Motion Picture.
Hanna Barbera, Hollywood, California 1977-1980
Key Assistant Animator (1979-1980)
Provided key assistant
animation for the feature film, Heidi's Song.
& Character Designer (1977-1979)
Worked on television
shows, including Super Friends, Laff A Lympics, Godzilla, Scooby
Doo, Popeye, The Flintstones Christmas Special, Galaxy Goof-ups
and Yogi's Great Space Race.
University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Graphic Design Program, 1975-1977
- A.S.I.F.A. - Hollywood
organization, annual animation art festival and fund raiser,
3-year Volunteer, produced drawings for sale
- Awarded the Artist Achievement
Halo for Outstanding Prop and Set Design
by The Southern California Motion Picture Council, 2004
- Los Angeles Student
Film Institute, 5-year Advisor, Judge and Artistic Contributor
- Renaissance Pleasure
Faire, awarded "Best Costume - Nobility," Spring 1986
- Various Sci/Fi &
Media Conventions, won 1st & 2nd Place Awards, Costume Design/Construction
and Robot & Interplanetary Vehicle Design and Construction
- "Who's Who"
among American High School Students, 1974-1975
- Stagecraft for: The
Masquer's Club, Pasadena Playhouse, Melrose Theater Association
and Manzano High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1971-1975
- Created themed holiday
- Brandes Art Institute, Instructor of Character Design,
- Disney Feature Animation, Instructor of Clean-up Animation
- Disney/MGM - Florida, Taught Clean-up Techniques
and Character Design Principles,
- Disney Consumer Products
Drawing of Disney's Princesses, 2002