After successfully completing pilot training with the RAF, Graham Elliott decided his career lay in art rather than in the air. He graduated with an Illustration masters, from the Royal College of Art and went on to design some of the first motion graphics for MTV. He illustrated for many publications notably The New York Times and The Sunday Times magazine. Designing record sleeves for rock band Living Colour, which went platinum, he also directed their 'Glamour Boys' music video and produced the stage design for the tour with the Rolling Stones. He has worked as a creative director at Saatchi and Saatchi, directed commercials for Coca-Cola and music videos for Puffy, in Tokyo, as well as projects in twenty plus countries. Currently, with his New York company Fovea Films, he is directing and producing commercials, music videos and documentaries. He has been teaching motion graphics and music video classes, at the School of Visual Arts, New York, for the last 10 years. His sketchbooks are included in Sketchbooks of the World’s Great Graphic Designers by Steven Heller.
His feature documentary New York in Motion was selected for over a dozen film festivals worldwide. He is working on a new film, World in Motion, exploring the influence of cultural background on creative expression. Elliott was keynote speaker at the ‘International Motion Festival, Cyprus’ in 2012 and 2015.