Through the application of skill, research, and imagination, Phillip transforms theoretical concepts into concrete visuals.
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 a science illustrator, educator, and museum preparator to inspire new generations with his art.
After recieving his graduate degree in science illustration from CSUMB, Phillip has been working regularly as an illustrator for a variety of clients, including: the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology, Yale-Peabody Museum of Natural History, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, and the California Bureau of Land Management. He was recently hired by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as their resident science illustrator, where he will be creating art for Living Bird Magazine and a variety of research teams.
In his fleeting spare time, Phillip is an avid naturalist and birder, having spent the remainder of his childhood outdoors camping and hiking. In addition to outdoorsmanship, 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.