Born in 1971, Phil Noto grew up in Florida and attended the Ringling College of Art and Design. After college he began a career in animation at Walt Disney Feature Animation where he worked on such films as Lion King, Pocahontas, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Mulan, and Lilo and Stitch.
In 2001, Phil started his comic career as the cover artist for DC Comics' Birds of Prey. Since then he has worked on numerous projects such as Danger Girl, The Avengers, X-23, Uncanny X-Force, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Infinite Horizon, Black Widow, Chewbacca, Poe Dameron and most recently, Inhumans: Once and Future Kings for Marvel.
Besides doing comic art, Phil illustrated the best-selling series of middle grade novels for Lucasfilm Publishing leading up to Star Wars - The Force Awakens and also does large scale paintings for gallery shows.