Born in 1983, Jason Phillips is a 28 year old designer and photographer living in North Carolina. He is VP/Creative Director for Phillips Collection; a well-known furniture and fashion brand. In 2007 he founded Jason Phillips Design and Photography, a brand that serves as a conduit for his out of the box design concepts and freelance work. Over the years Jason has received many industry accolades, won numerous competitions, and sits on half a dozen boards in the fashion industry. In 2009 he became the youngest ever recipient of the prized Pinnacle Award, given by the American Society of Furniture Designers, for his River Stone Planters. The ASFD has elected Jason as the youngest ever member of their Board of Directors. In 2010 he was named Product Designer of the Year by A.R.T. That same year VERANDA magazine named him one of the top four up-and-coming designers in their inaugural 'Art of Design' Awards.