Phil is a BA (Hons) Graphic Design Lecturer who graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University with a degree in Graphic Design and a Master of Arts Degree. After graduating he lectured at Chesterfield University within the Design and Creative Industries Directorate where he was the Year Tutor for BTEC level 3 Interactive Design, Creative Practice Foundation Degree Module Leader and Year Tutor and main lead for the Design Apprenticeships programme.

With a focus on typography, print and layout Phil began work as a freelance designer within the music industry working with local, small national independent record labels and progressing through to international record labels. In 2012/13, with 3 designers of differing disciplines, Phil founded a creative design company that offers print, film and web design services, of which he is the Design Director.