Ian Wharton YG8

  • Current Location: London
  • Originally From: United Kingdom
  • Studio: Zolmo

Ian Wharton is an award-winning British creative based in London, recently honoured as part of the Art Directors Club Young Guns. After graduating best-of-show from university with an acclaimed short animated film he has since worked with some of the world’s top brands and creative teams. At 22 Ian joined leading visual effects company The Mill as an art director, designing commercials for EA, Audi, Nokia and game trailers for Sony. One year on he was appointed associate creative director and led the company’s global digital rebrand across London, New York and LA. In early 2010 Ian became partner of software start-up Zolmo, leading the creative for the Apple Design Award-winning app for Jamie Oliver, one of the top-grossing and top-rated apps for iPhone and iPad. Ian is a regular speaker and writer for educational institutions, publications, organisations and conferences including TEDx and McKinsey&Company. He contributed to the best-selling Mobile and App Case Study Book and is a member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, serving on juries for The Webby Awards, Art Directors Club and D&AD New Blood. Ian takes an active role in championing youth in creativity.

Portfolio Imagery:

  • Project 1 of 5

    Sony Killzone 2

    Concept art for Sony games title Killzone 2. Designed at The Mill, London

  • Project 2 of 5

    Jamie Oliver’s Recipes

    Recipes for iPhone and iPad is the top-grossing, top-rated app made in partnership with Zolmo and Jamie Oliver. Featured in Apple commercials in the UK and US and winner of the prestigious Apple Design Award


    Zolmo, Jamie Oliver

  • Project 3 of 5

    EA Battlefield 2 Trailer

    Art Direction for official EA Battlefield 2 game trailer. Designed at The Mill, London.


    The Mill, London

  • Project 4 of 5

    Phaidon Design Classics

    Designed and developed in partnership with Phaidon for release of the iPad. Design Classics is a digitised exploration of 1000 best-designed products, a flagship title of Phaidon.


    Zolmo, Phaidon Press

  • Project 5 of 5


    Royal Television Society Award-winning short animated film. Solar is a tale of the sun, moon and two characters that rely on day and night perhaps more than it would seem.


    Edward Shires (co-writer/co-director)

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