Jon Phillips earned his BFA at College for Creative Studies with an emphasis in Studio Arts. Carpentry, painting, sculpture, and graphic design largely influence his works as he brings his own and other’s ideas to life. Phillips currently resides in Las Vegas with his cat, Kementari.



2019     BFA, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

2011     TEFL Technical Certificate, TEFL Worldwide, Prague, CZ

2009     Unrestricted Surface Supplied Diver Certificate, Divers Institute of Technology, Seattle, WA

2004     US Army Infantry Certification, United States Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, GA

            US Army Infantry Airborne Diploma, Airborne School, Fort Benning, GA


2018     In Plein Air Exhibition; Scarab Club – Detroit, MI

            High Octane; 5101 Trumbull Ave – Detroit, MI

CCS Student Exhibition; CCS Taubman Center – Detroit, MI

Voices: Survivor Art Show; Holding House – Detroit, MI

The Gilda Snowden Exhibition; Scarab Club – Detroit, MI

2017     CCS Student Exhibition; CCS Taubman Center – Detroit, MI

2015     Art Up & Chow Down; Makeda & Mingus Coffee – Seattle, WA


2018     Furniture Design; Bloomfield Hills, MI, Private Collector

2017     Drifting Light; Detroit, MI, Woodbridge Co.

Movement of Champions; Detroit, MI, Ilitch Holdings

Garfield; Detroit, MI, Woodbridge Co.

Sedona; Bloomfield Township, MI, Private Collector

2016     Avery St Mural; Woodbridge-Detroit, MI

Spartan Police Shield; Hamtramck, MI, Private Collector

2015     Sequoia sempervirens; Puyallup, WA, Private Collector

Blitz Fishing; Puyallup, WA, Private Collector

Dots Against a Mocha Background; Kirkland, WA, Davis Property Management Group

Online Periodicals

2017     Art in Woodbridge, “Jon Phillips,” February 9, 2017.


Stephanie Steinberg, “CCS students create public art for Little Caesars Arena,” The Detroit News, May 20, 2017. create-public-art-little-caesars-arena/101946834/


2017     Sarah Rose Sharp, “Nobody is Normal With Jon Phillips,” Breakfast with the Artist, April 15,



2017     Fall 2017 College for Creative Studies Dean’s List

Winter 2017 College for Creative Studies Dean’s List

James W. Banton Memorial Scholarship

2016     Winter 2016 College for Creative Studies President’s List

2015     College for Creative Studies Tuition Grant

2008     Excellence in Education Scholarship

2006     Army Achievement Medal

2003     Eagle Scout Award


2018     Detroit Artist Market

2016     Freelancers Guild of Detroit