Phil Belair has spent over 20 years working in-house as an advertising Creative Director for some of
Wisconsin’s best known businesses: Firstar Bank, Miller Brewing, and Carson Pirie Scott & Co.. He
also worked recently as Brand Identity Director for Thiel Design in Milwaukee. He has worked on the
development of many award-winning advertising projects across all types of Media.
Phil has taught for 10 years as a full-time Professor of Communication Design at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design.
His areas of focus are Typography, Corporate Identity, Packaging Design and Environmental Graphics.
He continues to do freelance identity design work and also paints northwoods oil landscapes on commission.
He studied Graphic Design and Painting at UW-Milwaukee and UW-Eau Claire and received a Bachelor
of Fine Arts Degree from UWEC in 1982.
In addition to teaching at MIAD, he has also served as faculty Rep on the MIAD Board and 2D/4D department Chair (3 years)