Phil is an unbelievably handsome and uber-talented design director from Tauranga with the innate ability to solve any problem with a little coffee and a lot of punk rock. Although his local popularity makes it difficult to leave the office without being recognised, Phil still braves the crowds to ensure the team has enough fuel (quality coffee) to get through the day.
For the last 15 years, he’s led major design projects across almost every industry imaginable, but one of his proudest achievements to date is developing and launching Ranga, New Zealand’s first alcoholic ginger beer.
As a visionary thinker, Phil already knows what the future holds, including bagging a purple pin at the Best Awards and putting the Bay of Plenty on the map for design excellence. After smashing his career goals, Phil plans to explore the world in a vintage Landcruiser with his wife and kids.
FAVOURITE SWEET: Jetplanes
FAVOURITE COLOUR: Blue
FAVOURITE QUOTE: In life, there are no shortcuts to joy. Anything that is worth pursuing requires us to suffer just a little bit. – Chris Burkard
FAVOURITE WEBSITE: Google
FAVOURITE BOOK: New Wave Vision by Hayden Cox
FAVOURITE FILM: Where to start! Probably The Mighty Ducks haha
FAVOURITE SONG OR BAND: The Smashing Pumpkins – Cherub Rock
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