More About StEven Jos Phan:
My focus on experiential design plays at the intersection of my years in set design, my love of exploration in emergent culture and behavior, and my curiosity for all things digital and tech.
I’ve always explored identity and meaning through the lens of art and culture and the stories they manifest. Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Academy Award-winning filmmakers and game-changing companies in the creation and production of stories that live, shift, and move in culture. Most recently, I worked in the conception and execution of physical experiences and environments as Executive Creative Director at Invisible North, a NY-based strategy and design consultancy, where I helped build the design and creative team.
I enjoy working in film whenever possible and have served as a production designer and art director for both motion and still photography projects. The most recent film I contributed to was The Humbling, directed by Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson, starring Al Pacino and Greta Gerwig.
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I split my time between NYC and a cabin I am renovating in the Catskills. Most recently, I designed and installed a geothermal heating and cooling system based on information I gleaned from YouTube.
I’m running out of places to store my mid-century chair collection.
I recently sailed down the west coast of North America as part of a three-person crew on a 48-foot sailboat named Grendel.
I’m currently taking a class to refine my understanding and practice of Japanese woodworking.
I have a small digital fabrication lab and workshop, which includes a laser cutter, CNC, and a kiln.
I have a degree in Plant Science.
My first job out of college was working in plant propagation. I still enjoy growing heirloom tomatoes and rare chili peppers.