Lili Phillips

Nice to meet you, I’m Lili—a curious designer, playful maker and print enthusiast.

Currently working at Pentagram NYC, I strive to promote unity through visual identities, editorial, environmental, digital and printed matter.

1/2 of Nearly, a design studio.

Recipient of both the Omorovicza Scholarship and the UAL Design as Community Building award, 2020.


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NYC Votes

A new graphic identity for NYC Votes that powerfully connects the act of voting with the expression of one’s own voice. The identity framework and messaging are engaging, empowering and useful to voters, with a cohesive system that helps communicate that NYC elections are open, fair and transparent.

Pentagram Team:
Eddie Opara
Lili Phillips
Raoul Gottschling
Brankica Harvey
Madison Metivier

2021 


Visual Identity, Typography, Digital + Printed Matter — Pentagram Team Eddie Opara



Re—Inc: Gamer Collection

Re-Inc’s Spring 2021 collection, Gamer, champions the women, BIPOC and activists who are using their crafts and specialties to disrupt the field of gaming. The concept draws on the re—inc founders’ own experience as players fighting for representation and equity, and invites everyone to join the quest to break norms, reimagine everything and level the playing field.

Read more here.

Pentagram Team:
Eddie Opara
Lili Phillips
Raoul Gottschling
Ruben Gijselhart
Dana Reginiano

Photography:
Emily Lipson
Jean Cabacungan-Jarvis
Rachael Wang

2021 


Apparel, Lifestyle + Printed Matter — Pentagram Team Eddie Opara



Rogue

Rogue, founded by Sydney Edwards, is a New York-based bi-annual newspaper that supports, inspires, and ignites young professional provocateurs by providing raw, thoughtful, introspective pieces about creative culture and politics.

*SOLD OUT*

289mm x 380mm
28pp Tabloid Newspaper
Run of 100


Visual Identity, Publication Design, Art Direction — Collaboration with Abbie Lilley.



Find Another Teacher

I was asked to share and submit a piece of advice that I apply to my practice. I don't remember where I heard this, but I found it buried in my sketchbook (full of my favourite overheard conversations/podcast discussions/advice I have been given—I recommend doing this, by the way).

In fact, this quote was probably not said in a creative context. But from my understanding, it states we must practice our skills with those that are better than us. And when we find them, keep them close—speaking less and listening more. If there is no evidence of high-level thinking, we must find another teacher.

To purchase a print, please drop me an email or DM.

210 x 297mm
2021 


Printed Matter



Exhibition Views

Founded by Emily Burke and Johanna Crafoord, and designed by myself and Abbie Lilley, Exhibition Views is a new publication exploring emerging artists and young writers of the coveted London art scene.

With the first issue surrounding performance art, we viewed the printed page as a stage. This fearless approach, combined with an analysis of content, led us to produce a series of playful and dynamic spreads.

*SOLD OUT*
148 x 210mm
Run of 54
2020


Visual Identity, Publication Design, Art Direction — Collaboration with Abbie Lilley