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Fred Gambino Character Design for Colman's Moo

Fred Gambino worked with the folks at Aardman to create the memorable dancing bull character for Colman's Instant Beef Gravy TV commercial....

Outta This World: Space Adventure

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New Work: The Art of Fred Gambino: Dark Shepherd

Fred Gambino's new collection of concept art, illustrations, speed paintings, book covers and sketches hits the bookstores this week...

Q&A Fred Gambino Artist Profile

Working as a concept artist for film and games is all about collaboration...

Fred Gambino

Fred Gambino

Initially inspired by Dr Who and Gerry Anderson on TV Fred has always been an avid fan of the Sci-Fi and Fantasy genres. He’s enjoyed a long and successful career as an illustrator, concept artist, digital matte painter and art director, working on a wide array of content for TV, games and films such as Guardians of the Galaxy and Escape from Planet Earth.

Fred studied at Derby College of Art and started his career painting traditionally using acrylics and airbrush, working for all the major UK and US publishing houses. In 2001 he begun work as a concept artist and matte painter on the Oscar nominated Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius and he hasn’t looked back since, contributing to films such as The Ant Bully and The Tale of Despereaux. He now works using a variety of 2D and 3D software including Photoshop, Lightwave, Z-Brush and Modo.

Fred has two art books that showcase his work over his career, the first is Ground Zero and more recently, Dark Shepherd. His Sci-fi book covers from the 1980’s formed a large part of the British Library's design in their Out Of This World exhibition.

Fred can be found on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.


  • Aardman Animations
  • DNA Productions
  • Lego
  • Leo Burnett
  • Little Brown
  • Mattel
  • Paramount
  • Penguin Random House
  • Templar Publishing
  • Thames TV
  • Titan Books
  • Warner Brothers