Phil Walton

Creative Director

"It is the job of the creator to use beauty to share empathy and speak truth."

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Experience

VR/AR

Big Banzai

Design Create

Big Banzai is a Virtual Reality, Mixed/Augmented Reality and Interactive Design studio that specializes in helping corporate cliens solve real problems. I lead the design team to create beautiful, unforgettable altered reality experiences.

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Official Lens Creator

Design Create

Snapchat is the dominant platform for Augmented Reality. It's used by over 180 million people around the world. My lenses have viewed millions of times and have been featured on SnapChat's website.

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Web Design

Rising Star Studios

Design Build

Rising Star Studios is a premier creator, publisher, and distributor of quality content with a transformational message. What began with a mission to make high-end children's entertainment that builds strong character, has matured and expanded into reality television, children's books, autobiographies, comics, and educational videos for the classroom.

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Rising Star Education

Design Build

Rising Star Education is the premier distributor of quality character development resources. We provide a wide variety of classroom materials specfically licesensed for use in schools.

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After Effects

ADP

Motion Graphics

When ADP, one of the largest human resources services companies, was looking to unveil their latest cloud-based services at their annual meeting, I provided vital speech support in the form of beautiful motion graphics in After Effects.

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Sherwin-Williams

Motion Graphics

Sherwin-Williams - It's not every day that a company turns 150 years old. When Sherwin-Williams was celebrating this incredible milestone, I created a visual presentation that was shown to a stadium full of well-wishers depicting the growth of this historic company through the years.

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Publishing

Auto-B-Good Storybooks

Writing Illustration Graphic Design Layout

The Vanishing Villian - Being good is easy when people are watching, but when Professor's new hot sauce turns Johnny invisible, he finds being naughty is so much more fun. When the effect wears off, however, his mischievous actions come back to haunt him. Johnny learns a revealing lesson about doing the right thing, even when no one can see you.

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Finish Strong: The Dan Russell Story

Cover Design Layout Social Media

Finish Strong: The Dan Russell Story - Finish Strong is the incredible story of a driven man's pursuit of success and finding purpose when all seems lost. It is the story of a wrestler, struggling not just against his opponents in the ring, but to discover what makes a true champion.

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Screenwriting

VeggieTales

Screenwriter

MacLarry and the Stinky Cheese Battle - "It's the silliest, craziest, SMELLIEST battle ever! Join Bob, Larry and all your Veggie friends for a "cheesy" adventure in "MacLarry & The Stinky Cheese Battle", a story about getting along with others!"

Under a tight deadline, my writing partner and I stepped in and crafted an entirely original story and wrote a great script, ensuring an on-time delivery to production.

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Strange Times

Creator Screenwriter

Strange Times - When a spoiled Hollywood director gets blacklisted, he's forced to take a job filming a documentary of a bunch of misfits at a paranormal newspaper.

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Animation

Auto-B-Good Season 2

Animation Modeling Cloth FX Lip Sync

Auto-B-Good is the Emmy™ Award winning animated series that teaches great lessons in character development to children ages 4-10. Currently airing on Public Television stations across the United States and expanding around the world, this series is one of the most popular character education series today.

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Roach Approach

Animation Modeling Lip Sync

Bug Rangers is the high-octane, action adventures; guaranteed to keep kids glued to their seats and bubbling over with laughter. They’re just like children everywhere, but with one small difference - they’re bugs who live under a seaside boardwalk!

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Education

Bachelor's of Science with Honors

Media Arts and Animation

Art Institute of Portland

2004

Associate in Applied Science

Avionic Systems Technology

Community College of the Air Force

2002

I've always been this handsome.

Biography

I was born in Minnesota and raised on an 80-acre hobby farm... then things got crazy.

After high school, I joined the United States Air Force as a Aircraft Communications and Navigation systems apprentice. My additional duties included, leading a squad on the Base Honor guard performing military honors at ceremonies and volunteering as a CPR instructor. And after six years and gaining the rank of Staff Sergeant, I separated with an honorable discharge and moved to Portland Oregon to study animation.

I got my first job as a 3D animator in Minnesota and later moved up to Senior Animator. I become the studio’s Art Director and was responsible for everything from graphic design, motion graphics, book publishing and website design.

I'm currently the Creative Director for Big Banzai, LLC, a AR/VR development studio who focuses on helping corporate clients solve real world problems with AR and VR.

Fun Fact: I swam with whale sharks in the Philippines

Fun Fact: I like to play the ukulele

I'm ready for the next adventure