Bachelor, California College Arts and Crafts, Oakland, 1950.
Designer, construction company, Oakland, 1950; architectural delineator, major chain, Oakland, 1952-1962; industrial designer, major chain, Oakland, 1962-1982; watercolor artist, Fireside Gallery and Mulberry Gallery, Carmel and Aptos, California. Art exhibit judge art societies and fair competitions. Instructor adult watercolor study.
With United States Marine Corps, 1942-1945, 50-51. Member Watercolor West, American Watercolor Society.
Married Virginia May Schmidt, September 3, 1949. Children: Ann Katherine Phillips Barber, Jane Louise Phillips McFann.