Anthony Phills is the 2020 International Design Award Winner, a full stack designer, a magazine publisher, speaker, author, and the inventor of Multi-Platform Interactive (MPI) publishing or “Binge Publishing.” As the owner of his own design business, Phills has worked with movie studios, major corporations, and designed for celebrities like Barry Bonds, Johnny Gill, and Jay-Z and brings his knowledge of design and entertainment to the Knight Trilogy. With The Edge of Knight, Phills introduces new way of storytelling to audiences that combines traditional publishing with that of electronic multi-media. The result is a trilogy that submerges the reader in Knight’s world and invites them to go along and -in some cases- participate in his adventures.
His wealth of design has also been applied to Hilton HHonors Digital Key and most recently in the field of Autism and Aviatin. Anthony keeps pushing the edge of design and this August 2018 he will publish Sports Branding covering the days he design for the Major Leagues Baseball's All Time Home Run King Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants.
Some people are writers and some people are designers then there is Anthony Phills a leading design expert and author extraordinaire. Envisioning a story where the hero is a Secret Agent in a less then perfect world he introduced Tony Knight in three short stories and published and designed the trilogy all at the same time. Asking him to be a speaker is to decide on a topic to discuss as the subject list is endless.
My imprint is on every project. As a Full Stack Designer I have a range of skills that can be used independently to complete a design or product. I can build a basic project from concept to complete the entire parts of the design from wireframes/prototype design, the visual design including the coding. Recently I developed a scheduling service for Autism based on solutions from the aviation world.
Over the years I've been able to work on UI/UX designs for major software companies in the USA and recently Hilton Worldwide HHonors. Working as CCO at Bling software, I worked on AT&T's MediaNet service and brought the UI/UX skills forward. Today those skills matched with my vision, I've been able to create unique experiences in the field of Autism.
Human-centered design has been my focus for over 30 years. Designing solutions from software to consumer products is challenging and very rewarding. The sum total of all the parts of a project should have a greater impact and then the whole. It takes a little more time to reap greater rewards. The evolution of technology used properly provides extraordinary results.
As a student at the Design Management Institute, I learned very early in my career the value of a brand in the market place. Today, my focus is on the Caribbean, which started with the creation of the Caribbean Commerce Magazine where with tap on the keyboard the reader can read the copy in different languages. The introduction of the vibrant colors reinforced the imagery of the Caribbean to the world.
HootSuite Certification. The power of the web has a special place in my heart. The many interface tools allow a designer to deliver unique and innovative solutions to clients. I have used variable designs for actor Ray Wise on Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Facebook, R&B Singer Johnny Gill and others. Social Media is global and the uses and applications are endless. Presently, using these skills as VP of PR and Marketing for Century City Toastmasters.
A camera in the hands of designer provides a photographer a Third Eye, the eye of creative imagination. In an instant a moment is captured and memorialized. National Geographic online republished a photo I captured during the King & Queen event at the Toronto Carnival. Photos provides the tools to manipulate intention vs. reality. Documentary photography is a passion that preserves the present for the future.
Over the years, I've filmed content for ESPN's show “Bonds on Bonds” as well as events for corporate clients. I have been involved in capturing content in the music world for artists like Johnny Gill (R&B Artist), Dontae Winslow (Jazz) and Ray Wise (Hollywood Actor on Young & The Restless). The creativity is in the hands of the designer’s editing skill.
I started writing articles focused on entrepreneurs. With the trilogy, “On The Edge Of Knight” I developed a fiction trilogy that ran concurrently. This year I have a new sports branding book covering my years of designing. I partner with an award-winning copywriter that rounds out the firm’s capability to deliver design to launch.
Previously I avoided the move into gaming. Establishing an expert team in mobile gaming that literally brings everything to life has been accomplished. This year AR (Augmented Reality) will infusing life into Knight. AR takes publishing from the printed page to stories that come to life.
The team at Maxwell Design LL develops solutions from mobile applications on both the iPhone and Android platforms into responsive full-blown Cloud solutions. All software solutions come with UI/UX Design and copywriting if needed.
Multi-Platform Interactive (MPI) is the future of publishing. Combining the power of several communication forms…Blogs, Podcasts, Apps, Responsive Web, Music, Broadcast, Movie and Shopping changes traditional book publishing into an interactive event between the author and the reader. MPI adds dimension to a story with Sight, Sound and Touch of that imaginary world through watch, phone, tablet, laptop, and PC. MPI immerses the reader into the story.
The Visual Storyteller is a publication focused on design ideas from around the world powered by Binge.
The shortest distance between good and great is being able to communicate your goals. My job is to present you with solutions. A client’s input is in direct correlation to a designer’s product. It begins with “TAP” (Target Audience Perception). What do you want your Target Audience” to know…remember…act upon? I’m here to help you reach your objectives no matter where you are located. Complete the contact information below and let’s get started on a partnership today!
Presently Mr. Phills is developing solutions for Autism/Kids With Special Needs and Aviation.