Philippe Collier studied at the Beaux-arts in Reims (between 1969 and 1970) and Lille (between 1971 and 1974). Passionate about illustration, he embarked on a career in this field as soon as he graduated from the Beaux-arts. Early in his career, he discovered airbrushing, a process he quickly learned. Philippe went on to work on various contracts for advertising agencies in France, Benelux and Switzerland. Philippe Collier has designed 800 tourist and cultural panels in France.