A dedicated creative director with deep experience in all facets of the creative process from concept through execution, Phil has left his creative mark on regional, national and international brands, including Coors Brewing Company, Bollé Sunglasses, BMW Motorcycles, New York City Marathon, Denver Art Museum, Craig Hospital Foundation, and Gates Corporation. Phil is also an inventor; his Fly Trap® is a favorite of anglers all over the U.S. and around the world.

Before joining Philosophy Communication, Phil was cofounder/senior partner and operator of a design shop specializing in print design for 13.5 years. His overall career highlights include a complete redesign of Colorado Academy K-12 private school branding, mascot, and campus industrial design. He orchestrated the first plastic beer bottle design for Coors and reignited the brand image of Keystone Light Beer. In addition, he created a multimedia campaign for the Impressionism exhibit at the Denver Art Museum, which netted its largest attendance up to that time, along with developing logo identities for many companies that have been seen on every continent. Most recently, Phil’s big idea managed to help CCALT (Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust) bring in the highest grossing giving event in their history.

Phil’s unique eye for design has been recognized by The Art Director’s Club of Denver, Print Magazine, Import Car Magazine, Trade Fitness Magazine, various specialized industries, and most recently, Outdoor Canada Magazine, highlighting the XLT Fly Trap Pro Series as a 2019 Best-In-Show at IFTD — the world’s largest fly fishing show.

Phil is a graduate of and was a respected professor at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design and continues to share his knowledge and mentor students.


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Award winning, published designer and inventor. Designed, developed, manufactured, and patented a cutting-edge fly fishing accessory distributed around the world.