Kevin Phillips

Art Director & Designer

I am an art director and designer living in Manchester, England.

Over the past ten years I have worked around the world at agencies large and small, I have worked on everything from multinational million-dollar accounts to local non-profits and have relished the new and varied challenges that each has brought.

I have created fully integrated campaigns - guiding projects from client briefing through to initial ideas and scamps all the way to finished, executed and sustained work.

I'm always hungry to learn and improve. I have a keen eye for composition, layout and typography.

My main goal is simple, I want to produce beautiful, smart, functional work for good people.

You can reach me at and find me on Dribbble and Linkedin.


Ogilvy Interactive – London
2002 – 2005

Intern, Designer, Art Director, Developer.

Clients: American Express, IBM, Ford, Nestlé, Cisco, Royal Mail, BT.

Kent Lyons – London
2004 – 2005

Designer, Art Director, Developer.

Clients: Channel 4, London Innovation, Sky TV

Clemenger Proximity – Sydney
2006 – 2010

Senior Designer, Art Director, Developer.

Clients: Vodafone, Mistubishi Motors, Air New Zealand, SEGA, VISA Entertainment.

Ogilvy – Sydney
2010 – 2011

Senior Art Director.

Clients: Qantas, American Express, 
Telstra, IBM.

The VIA Agency – Portland, Maine
2011 – 2015

Creative Director

Clients: 1800 Tequila, Greenpeace, DuPont,
LoJack, Enactus, Friendly's.

LOVE – Manchester.
2016 – Present

Creative Director

Clients: Simply Be, Jacamo, UMBRO.

Selected Awards & Accolades

One Show 2016 – Print and Outdoor Silver
Not Just Tuna, Greenpeace

Effie 2015 – Positive Change Bronze
Clean Our Cloud, Greenpeace

Cannes 2012 – Branded Content Gold
The Great Crusade, Qantas

Cannes 2012 – Branded Sponsorship Bronze
The Great Crusade, Qantas

OMMA 2012 – Integrated Online Campaign Winner
Clean Our Cloud, Greenpeace

Cannes 2009 – Digital Integrated Bronze
Offset The Evil, SEGA

One Show 2009 – Integrated Category Gold
Offset The Evil, SEGA

One Show 2009 – Digital Integrated Silver
Offset The Evil, SEGA

Caples 2009 – Integrated Gold
Offset The Evil, SEGA

What Else?

As a born Yorkshireman I love the outdoors. I love hiking, fishing and enjoying a good pint at the end of it all. I have run The Vintage Hiking Depot. since 2011, a place I can share the stories and practices of yesteryear. I try to do as much hands-on research as I can; tying flies, cooking, blending tea, making gear and of course walking. 

I'm a voracious reader and love to travel. I have relished my time living abroad in Australia and the USA where I picked up a love of ice-hockey, rugby-league, cheap beer and expensive wine.

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