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Phil Marden



Phil Marden began life in the Chicago area where he was into baseball

and coloring. He went on to study Animal Behavior, all the while filling sketch pad after sketch pad with his cartoon images. After college, he moved to New York City where he worked as a layout artist and graphic designer while honing his skills as

an illustrator, eventually getting illustration gigs for dozens of publications, books and advertising as well as designing animated characters and backgrounds for commercials, TV shows and movies, including the remake of The Stepford Wives. Phil illustrated regular columns in THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE BOSTON GLOBE, SPY MAGAZINE, SELF, GOLF FOR WOMEN and RADAR and one of the commercials he designed appeared

in MOMA's retrospective of the animation studio, The Ink Tank.

Phil's work is influenced by mid-century design and classic illustrators like William Steig and Otto Soglow. He's always had a keen interest in product design and has been an avid collector of decorated objects from flea markets, antique shops and thrift stores. In 2011, he bought an embroidery machine and started applying his own fun, graphic style to a line of products which he sells at shops and craft fairs around his adopted hometown of Portland, Oregon. Following this initial success of applying his designs to products, Phil is excited to offer his designs to a wide variety of manufacturers for licensing.