Born in Pennsylvania 1979, Jesse Philips is currently living and working in Albuquerque, NM. He drew his early inspiration from comic books, Graffiti and cartoons which have remained a major influence on his work. While attending college at MCAD, Jesse spent a year studying at the Sozosha College of Design in Osaka, Japan where he became fascinated with graphic design. Jesse returned home with an interest in combining illustration with design. Creating Gig posters offered him an opportunity to to do just that while also allowing him to maintain a high level of artistic freedom.