Phil Tobias received his Masters in Computer Science at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and moved to Los Angeles, CA immediately following graduation. He was employed as a developer for various agencies, where he worked on the digital accounts for Activision, Adobe, Disney, Microsoft, FX Networks, and Warner Bros. In doing so, he received numerous awards including an FWA, Webby, Omni, Addy, OMMA, and a W3. After two years, Phil joined the LA office of TBWA\Chiat\Day. Shortly after, he signed onto TBWA\Worldwide and Pilot.is to create Projeqt and Spotlit.es.
Phil has published numerous works, including a piece on the redesign of the FWA awarded blitzagency.com site featured in .NET Magazine. Additionally, he has been published in ACM and Design Principles and Practices for papers on user experience.
Phil currently works as a Software Architect at Ubiquiti Networks (UBNT) in Minneapolis, MN.
- August 2011 #217 - how_we_built / blitzagency.com
- Facilitating the Dialogue of User Experience through Design
- Custom Events, and the Special Events API in jQuery
- Is Design the Preeminent Protagonist in User Experience?
Clients I've worked with
- FX Networks
- Naked Juice
Outside of programming
When I'm not coding, I enjoy comedy, sitcoms, and film. I have taken classes at UCBTLA and enjoy making others smile. Running is my favorite form of exercise. I've particpated in various adventure runs including Tough Mudder NorCal Saturday 2010 and Tough Mudder SoCal Sunday 2011 in below freezing temperatures as well as the Gladiator Mud Run (2010), Malibu Dirt Dash 10K (2011), Santa Monica 5000 10K (2011), and the Point Mugu Trail Run 18K (2011).
Though, my life wouldn't be complete without music. I've been playing drums since I was little. I get the biggest thrill playing shows and feeding off the energy of bandmates and the crowd. Music actually got me into design and development when I first started in helping build a web presence for local bands.
Feel free to contact me at philtobias [at] gmail.com
More information can be found at my LinkedIn Profile.