About Phil,



Graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art, a private college awarding BFA & MFA degrees located in Cleveland, Ohio since 1882.

Major: Industrial Design    Minors: Interior Design and Advertising Design/Illustration.

Upon graduation, Ford Motor Co. hired me to be an automobile stylist.  After 21 years with Ford, the American Motors Corporation board of directors made me an offer too good to resist.  From then on I was in positions of responsibility for AMC and later for Chrysler when it purchased AMC.  


1977 (August) Nominated to ASID                

1977 (October) NCIDQ national examination

1978 (February) Elected Professional Member of ASID

Awarded 11 design patents

Boy Scouts of America; Order of the Arrow and Outstanding Service Award (18 years)                         

1995 recipient of the coveted Walter P. Chrysler Award for Design Excellence. 

(Details of my career in the auto industry can be found by going to the links page, that’s located in this website, and clicking on the address shown in that section.)

Military Experience:

Active: U.S. Army 1961&1962. Honorably discharged.  Final rank: Staff Sgt. E-6

Foreign Work Experience:

Paris, France, Geneva, Switzerland, Dieppe, France, Mexico City, Mexico, & Beijing, China.

In closing:

With experience in various design disciplines my work has been displayed in magazines and books.  Now alternating between SW Michigan and Naples, FL allows me to work with others to help them with curb appeal, photo restorations, graphic design, and design/illustration - and am always as close as a phone call or email.

It is rewarding to see faces light up with delight at the resolution of visual issues that had been perplexing them.  The WOW factor always makes designing the best solution for them well worth it.