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Phillip Vaughan

Phillip Vaughan

Course Director (MSc Animation & VFX)

Tel: 01382 385296
Crawford Building, DJCAD,
13 Perth Road, Dundee, DD1 4HT


Phillip has taught at DJCAD since 2005. He is the Course Director for DJCAD's MSc Animation & VFX programme and the creator and Module Leader of the Comic Art & Graphic Novels Expansive Module.

Phillip has over 17 years experience in CG working as a 3D Animator and FMV Cutscene Producer.

Phillip has worked on high profile licenses such as Braveheart, Star Trek, Deathtrap Dungeon, Urban Chaos, Tom and Jerry, Teletubbies, and Wallace & Gromit, subsequently working as a cut-scene producer for Farscape™, a Jim Henson production. He also worked on Brave™ and the highly successful State of Emergency™ franchise. He also realised a lifelong ambition and worked with the creators of Judge Dredd on a video game project for Digital Animations.

Most recently he completed all of the animation and front-end work on Superman for DC Comics/Warner Bros, a No.1 selling App on iOS.

Phillip has also worked as a freelance animator.

Research Projects

  • Digital Human Research Group (2011 - Present)
  • SHARE - Scottish Health Research Register (Jan 2011 - July 2011)
  • Alcohol and disadvantaged men: developing a brief intervention for delivery by mobile phone (March 2010 - Dec 2010)
    NIHR (National Institute for Health Research) Funded
  • LIM - Living in the Moment (August 2005 - January 2008)
    EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council). Funded project for 3 years until September 2007
Developed an engaging multimedia activity system for people with dementia. Collaboration between University of Dundee, School of Computing, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and University of St. Andrews, School of Psychology.