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Studio Liverpool:
The Bluecoat
School Lane
Liverpool UK l L1 3BX

Character designer, animator, cartoon and children's book illustrator


Stu Harrison illustration

Cartoon character design,
Children's books, Promotions, Advertising, Magazines, Editorial, Greetings cards, 2D animation, Cgi-Flash, Avatar design

character design illustrations by Stuart Harrison,

Launching himself with spectacular verve into an unsuspecting media world in 1991, Stuart Harrison’s mission to avoid working for his Dad in the Family Butchers firm (by becoming a cartoon illustrator) was successful and he’s been much happier working for the likes of Kellogg’s, M&S, Motorola, Clarks, Warner Music, Asda, Disney, Sony, Sainsburys, Woolworth’s, B.T, Olivetti, Virgin Records, Jarvis Construction, Orange, WEA, MTV Hong Kong, Oral B, Walls, Toys R Us, Mars, Start Rite, TESCO, Channel 4 and NIKE instead.

His illustration work has always been diverse: One day he’s storyboarding a feature length animated film to be presented to Dreamworks; The next he’s hand customising a Kid Robot Dunny for a “Vinyl Klash” exhibition in Detroit…

He genuinely enjoys his job as ‘illustrator to the gentry’ but these are a few of his stand-out favourite commissions:

He just did it for NIKE ATHLETIC DEPT! 'It' being a redesign of their 1980's vintage character, Govey. His refreshed version of their icon was used across a range of apparel and for a limited edition urban vinyl collectible toy.

PRELOADED, the website supremos, commissioned Stu to produce visual content and character designs for CBBC's LEVEL UP TV programme website which won a BAFTA award for Best Children's Interactive Website.

Close to home Stu worked with Liverpool's MANDO group to produce all the artwork on Mercia World - a huge adult e-learning site which was nominated for a Big Chip award, (Northwest's annual awards for digital excellence)

Stu created a long-running series of mobile phone family characters for TESCO (using his wife as a model who sometimes shops there and could look up at the checkouts to see herself sitting feet-up on the sofa, sipping a cup of coffee, having a natter… ironically!)

Stu co-designed with Steve Williams the award winning concept and characters for KELLOGG’S FRUIT WINDERS when they launched in the UK and was a co-consultant to the continuing development of the brand including packaging, point of sale, promotional campaigns, TV commercials, scripting and animating website content, print advertising, viral marketing with Cake Media, and related merchandise.

Stu designed a range of cake box packaging for M&S. The monster cake box included a cut-out-and keep mask which the design team liked so much they asked him to design the actual cake too! His Caterpillar cake has proved an enduring kid’s party favourite and several other companies’ derivatives of his original design have wriggled onto the market since...


Tristan Eaton, creative director of both Kidrobot and Thunderdog studios in the US:

"Stuart Harrison is a cartoon visionary. He's personally one of the most influential artists I've a teenager I met 'Stu' and was blown away by his complex world of bizarre characters and fantastic creations. His unique approach to color and characterization make him a goldmine for the luscious aesthetic so thirsted for in our modern culture. It's an honor to work with him & the results of our collaboration are stunning.”

Julian Evans, MD Walltastic.

I found working with Stu an absolute pleasure and he is fantastically talented. I will endeavor to work with his company for many years to come as he is unique, and nothing is a problem.He always brings wonder and creativity to the table and are a company of excellence.