For Philip, certain products have always had the ability to illicit a sense of wonder. As a kid, he would always play with old electronics - they had a strange odor, they would creak and make strange noises, and most of the time they barely worked. But most importantly, they made him smile from ear to ear. Philip is driven to design products that combine the immersive interactions that he has always loved, with the cutting edge of technology. It is his strong belief that this fusion is the most exciting next step for hi-tech product integration.

Why EDI?

Northwestern's design energy is pervasive - EDI provides an incredible environment for inspiration, skill development, and personal growth as a designer. Through EDI, I hope to pivot from my manufacturing background, and launch into the front end design process.


BS, Industrial Technology, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA


My core work experience was at Apple: Our team designed the manufacturing automation tools that assembled the iPhone 5c, 5s, 6, 6 plus, and 5se. Through intensive collaboration with the iPhone product design group, we developed, manufactured, and validated tools that are still running on iPhone lines today - more than 230 million iPhones have been built and sold with machines that our team designed. More recently, I interned at a cutting edge action sports camera startup, where I helped shape product features though human centered design research and product testing.