Phil Brown began his career in advertising as an art director in Scotland. Brown's first forays into directing were specs for Absolut Vodka and Fong's Fresh Poultry, which won him international acclaim, including notices in Creative Review and Shots Magazine, and a nod at Cannes for Fong's. His first career was as an interior designer in Edinburgh, during which time he designed a house for Chrissie Hynde (of the Pretenders) and Jim Kerr (of Simple Minds). Brown studied interior design at Teesside University, where he booked bands such as the Thompson twins, Level 42, and The Cult as vice president of the student union in charge of entertainment.
Phil Brown has built an award-winning reputation as a visual artist whose work reflects a candid yet- stylized realism, showcased in campaigns for Pan Am Games, Mom's Demand Action. Additional work includes spots for BMO, Budweiser, Coors, Ford, GM, Home Depot, Ikea, Kia, Labatt, Lexus, McDonald's, MasterCard, Molson, Pepsi, Pfizer, Samsung, Sony, Toyota, Visa, VeriSign,Verizon, and Volkswagen. Brown's work has garnered top honors at the Clios, Cannes Lions, Montreux Advertising Festival, Promax, Bessies, New York Festivals and Lotus, among others.