Phoenix Artwork and Animation creation

My love of art began at an early age drawing the aeroplanes I encountered on trips to Airshows and museums with my Granddad. I began my professional art career in the 1990s working for BASS Breweries where I produced hand rendered artwork for advertising and merchandising.

In 1991, I spread my wings out and became a freelance commercial artist, producing commissioned pieces for Companies including BAE Systems, The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Flight Magazine, Flypast and Wingspan. As well as many private artwork commissions for collectors and Associations worldwide.

The introduction of the digital age prompted me to enrol on the Technical Illustration course at Blackpool College of Art, graduating with a First Class Honours degree in 2001. I went to work at Studio Liddell.  In 2004 I was invited to become a guest Lecturer at Blackpool on my old Course, I eventually took up full time employment at the College running their  Information & Illustration Animation course.  In 2009 I went to work at Royal Air Force College Cranwell as a Technical Illustrator/ Graphic Designer by day, Under Design Phoenix Limited by night I have produced various pieces of artwork and visual displays for the RAF including the RAF100 App. All the time I have continued my commissioned digital artworks for Airfix, Sam Publications, Usborne and recently Morton Publications and now the Warpaint Series. I have been published in many illustrative and academic titles as well as historic publications, But my love remains the speed and power of the mighty aeroplane, and the way it has shaped our modern age for both good and bad.

I am proud to be life member of No IX Squadron Association. And the British Commonwealth Air Forces Association, I have designed and illustrated animated many subjects over my carear, but I am most proud of the RAF Barkston Heath and Royal Arboretum IX Squadron Memorials. 

While working at Cranwell I formed a LTD company to protect my artwork and IP for the future. any published works that are produced by Design Phoenix are done so as the LTD company, any artwork is done by John S Fox. Having left Cranwell, I now work from my Studio in Haltham in a converted barn nestled in the Lincolnshire Wolds at the very heart of our Bomber Command County. I am always taking commissioned artwork from all over the world and have many projects on the go. But always have time for a new one that may come my way.

To contact me please use the below e-mail.