(written from a Production point of view)
Phillip Boutte, Jr. (born 17 June 1981; age 34) is a costume illustrator who worked on 2009's Star Trek. He works primarily as a production designer for film and music videos. He also worked as conceptual designer on the Star Trek Into Darkness.
Boutte graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from California State University in 2003. He broke into show business as production designer and property master on the 2004 low-budget horror movie Anna's Eve. He then worked as prop master on the short film West Bank Story, which won the 2006 Academy Award for Best Short Film, Live Action.
More recently, Boutte was production designer for the acclaimed 2007 romantic comedy I'm Through with White Girls (The Inevitable Undoing of Jay Brooks). This film stars Star Trek: Enterprise's Anthony Montgomery in the title role and also features Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's Cirroc Lofton.
In addition to Star Trek, Boutte was a costume illustrator for the anticipated third film in the contemporary Mummy franchise, entitled The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. His other recent projects include the science fiction adventure Wasteland, on which he served as art director, the action film Dead Reckoning, on which he was production designer, and the family film Bedtime Stories, on which he was a costume illustrator. All of these films are due for release in 2008.
Boutte has also been a production designer or art director for several music videos, including "Anthem" from the Rock n Roll Soldiers, Head Automatica's "Lying Through Your Teeth", and "9 in the Afternoon" from Panic at the Disco.
Boutte recently illustrated costumes for the X-Men Origins film, Wolverine, which is currently set for theatrical release a week before Star Trek. He also illustrated costumes for the fourth Terminator film, Terminator Salvation, which opens two weeks after Star Trek.