Graduating in 1996 from the City & Guilds of London Art School, Philip spent short spells assisting Richard Kindersley and Ralph Beyer before establishing a busy workshop in London. In recent years he has gained a growing reputation for architectural gilding projects.
Commercial clients include The National Trust, Tate Britain, Southwark Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Winchester Cathedral, Luke Hughes & Co, John Morgan Studio.
“I originate lettering by hand in a number of mediums, lettercarving in stone, slate and wood, brush lettering and traditional signwriting. Often I use the brush to set out inscriptional work, which ranges from formal Roman to my own casual 'Phil Sans'. All lettering is designed by brush or pencil to suit its purpose and place so creating a unique response to each commission.”