Phil Hamlett is the Graduate Director of the School of Graphic Design at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, the largest private art and design school in the country. In this setting, his extensive professional experience
provides the perspective necessary to prepare students for the challenges of the real world. Graduates from his program acquire positions at leading firms around the world. As a former AIGA national board member, founder of Compostmodern, and co-author of the Living Principles for Design, he sets the agenda for
sustainable business practice within the design community at large through
various writing and speaking engagements. Phil was recently named incoming president of the AIGA San Francisco chapter, his term begins in June of 2014. He currently resides in Santa Rosa with his wife, two adorable children,
a spotted pit bull mix, and a large tank of unruly fish.