Photo Credit: Mike Gabel, 2014
Phil Wykes is the Creative Director of SSTUTTER Ltd. He was born in 1979 and grew up in Wellingborough, Northants. During Phil's youth, he developed skills in illustration, sculpture and visual art. Phil graduated with a degree in Creative Model Making from UCA Rochester in 200. He then began a career as a model maker in London’s busy and vibrant architecture scene. Phil has worked for some of the biggest names in British and international architecture and on many iconic buildings and projects.
Phil has been a resident in London since 2002. He has been a part of many amazing local projects and has worked with pioneering talents 'House of Hotbreath' and 'You Me Bum Bum Train'. Phil is also a regular at London institution, Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club and has been a resident DJ since 2009.
In 2013, Phil began to experiment with acrylic jewellery. His mandate was to create an original brand which was influenced by popular culture of the 80’s and 90’s with special focus on animation, movie special effects, console games, children's fiction, toys and merchandising. An aim was to draw on nostalgia whilst simultaneously being original and contemporary. Being a model maker, Phil has always been interested by the technical and engineering aspects of animatronics, the moving parts in toys and the advances in visual effects and computer graphics.
“There wasn’t a market or niche I was trying to fill, more that I wanted to see my imagination and designs out in the world and upon people. I have an unusual view on things and I was sure there were people who would be really into what I had to offer. I could create something they had never seen before.”