Phillip’s childhood was dominated by trips to the aquarium, zoo, and any museums within driving distance. These institutions shaped his mind and imagination and now he is working as an illustrator, educator, and museum exhibit designer to inspire new generations with his art.

In his fleeting spare time, Phillip is an avid naturalist and birder. He studies paleontology and volunteers as a fossil preparator and collections assistant. A firm believer in citizen science, he participates in numerous initiatives, including: the Xerces Society Monarch Count, the California Coastal National Monument Black Oystercatcher Project, FrogWatch USA, CT Eagle Watch, and the Audubon Backyard Bird count. 


BSED—Art Education/Illustration Minor, Central Connecticut State University
Graduate Cert.—Science Illustration, California State University Monterey Bay

Selected Clients & Exhibits

Yale-Peabody Museum of Natural History (Exhibit design and fabrication— Great Hall of Birds 2015-2016, North American Dioramas 2017-2018)

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (Animation/motion graphics— AUV Inner Workings 2017)

Raymond Alf Museum of Paleontology (Resident Illustrator 2017— Exhibit design, illustration, animation/motion graphics, education/outreach)

Cornell Lab of Ornithology (Staff illustrator 2018— Living Bird Magazine, illustration, graphic design, merchandise design)

Museum of the Earth (Exhibit design, graphic design, illustration— Secrets of the Skull: From Titanoboa to Tuatara 2018; Bees! Diversity, Evolution and Conservation 2019)

Published Illustrations & Graphics

Field, D. (2018). Early Evolution of Modern Birds Structured by Global Forest Collapse at the End-Cretaceous Mass Extinction. Current Biology, 28(11) 1825 - 1831.e2. Retrieved from https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(18)30534-7

Axelson, G. (2018, Spring). The Araripe Manakin, Keeper Of The Spring Waters. Living Bird, 37(2).

Weidensaul, S. (2018, Spring). Old-Growth Is Great, But Here’s Why We Need New-Growth Forests, Too. Living Bird, 37(2).

Rodewald, A., Rosenberg, K., Ditner, J., & Krzeminski, P. (2018, Spring). Bottlenecks, Refueling Stations, And Fire Escapes: 3 Types Of Stopover Sites Migrants Really Need. Living Bird, 37(2).

Axelson, G. (2018, Summer). What Does A Dawn Chorus Of Bird Song “Look” Like? Living Bird, 37(3), 7.

Haigh, A. (2018, Summer). The People Behind The Birds Named For People: Georg Wilhelm Steller. Living Bird, 37(3), 8–9.

Gilman, S. (2018, June). Who Lives, And Who Dies: Is Conservation “Triage” A Good Idea, Or A Dangerous One? Living Bird, 37(3), 52–59.

Farke, A., & Yip, E. (2019). A juvenile cf. Edmontosaurus annectens (Ornithischia, Hadrosauridae) femur documents a poorly represented growth stage for this taxon. Vertebrate Anatomy Morphology Palaeontology, 7. https://doi.org/10.18435/vamp29347

Mipounga, HK, Cutler, J, Mve Beh, JH, Adam, B, Sidlauskas, BL. Enteromius pinnimaculatus sp. nov. (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) from southern Gabon. J Fish Biol. 2019; 1– 16. https://doi.org/10.1111/jfb.13995