Elisa Phillips has been working in TV Animation as both a Color and Character Designer since 2014. Among her credits are “Rick & Morty”, “Venture Bros”, and “Steven Universe”.

While attending Mt. San Antonio College in 2008, Elisa became interested in animation as a career path and pursued it passionately. After graduating, she animated web videos remotely for How It Works Media while teaching art for OC Art Studios, an after-school art program based in Orange County. During this time she also worked for Mt. San Antonio College as a part-time IT Lab Technician in the Art Department sharing her knowledge and experience with students while considering her next move. In 2014 she decided to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Animation at Laguna College of Art + Design and received a half scholarship. Her plans changed when, after her first semester, she was tested and subsequently hired onto season 2 of Rick and Morty as a Color Designer.

Rick and Morty pushed to unionize during her first month making her a member of the Animation Guild (TAG). Wanting to learn more about how the union worked, she began joining committees and networking with involved union members and leadership. Today she sits on the union’s Executive Board, is a founding member of the Political Action Committee, and a TAG delegate to the past 3 years’ IATSE District 2 Conventions.

Panel Description

Take part in a free live panel with our industry guest Emmy Award winning Character Designer, Elisa Phillips. She is best known for her work on “Rick & Morty”, “Venture Bros.”, and “Steven Universe”.

Hosted by Tiffy Wang (IchigoTofu), join us as we discuss Elisa’s career journey, advice for animation industry hopefuls, and what it’s like to make cartoons for a living!

Panel Details

The panel will be streamed live on Twitch on November, 21, 2020 at 4PM Pacific time. Questions will be accepted during the live stream through chat.

Character Design Live Demo

Want to know what it takes to become a lead character designer for the Emmy Award winning show “Rick and Morty”? Look no further! Sit in on a master live demo with Elisa Phillips, as she shows you the basics to character design for animation. This live demo will be livestreamed on PMX’s Twitch on Saturday November 21st, 2020 from 6-7PM Pacific time

Panel: Saturday, November 21
  • Time
  • Saturday, November 21
  • Panel
  • “Q&A with Elisa Phillips”
    hosted by Tiffy Wang (IchigoTofu).
Character Design Live Demo: Saturday, November 21
  • Time
  • Saturday, November 21
  • Live Demo
  • Character Design with Elisa Phillips

Social Media Links

Elisa Phillips (panelist): https://www.instagram.com/elisainanimate/
Tiffy “IchigoTofu” Wang (host): https://www.instagram.com/ichigotofu/