Hi, I'm Phil Balliet
Designer, Philosopher, Activist
WHAT I DO
Vision, Intention, Action
I like to create experiences that inspire and empower.
I thrive when prioritizing product roadmaps, balancing user needs with technical requirements and business goals.
I enjoy leading passionate teams from concepts to products, on target and on deadline.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Design Strategist, Sept. 2013 - Present
MyProject.is allows everyone to build collaborative communities and work together on the projects they care about. I work as both the lead Designer, and Product Manager. Stanford StartX'13
Lead Designer, Dec. 2013 - Present
Louder works to enable everyday individuals to have more influence in the public sphere, by shaping the public conversation and taking back the advertising industry. Currently, I'm working on redesigning and rebranding the company around giving power to online individuals to promote the content they value most.
Founder, 2012 - Present
RunForIt is creating a mobile platform allowing people to raise money for causes they care about, for free, almost any-time and virtually anywhere: by exercising with a mobile device. We launched the world’s first
-5k: the iOS app
Trees for Cities
. With a 5-star rating in the app-store, we raised $5,000 for the organization and were featured in WIRED (UK), The Independent (UK), and Connected Health. (new website expected to launch 4/2014)
Center for Education Policy Analysis
Project Coordinator, May 2012 - May 2013
Lead Researcher, Aug. 2011 - May 2012 (promotion)
As the Project Coordinator for CEPA I wore many hats while working simultaneously under both the executive and faculty director. Within the same day I would be constructing a database of strategic partners for business development, designing print and digital materials for brand identity (e.g., custom power-point templates, folders, business cards), planning our special events, and performing qualitative data analysis on hundreds of interviews. As the lead researcher, I organized and led teams of graduate students to join me in travelling around the country to hundreds of elementary, middle, and high schools for a multi-million dollar research study.
Assistant Instructor, Summer 2009
Led a group of 30 professionals from around the world through a one-month long intensive on performance, movement, voice and leadership at Esalen retreat center in Big Sur, CA.
BA Philosophy, 2007-2012
As an undergrad, I had the opportunity to travel around the country and internationally to present original philosophical work, which has been published in undergraduate philosophy journals, and mentioned in the Oxford Handbook of Nietzsche. Activities: Stanford Shakespeare Company, Phi Kappa Psi, Dj'ing, Magdalen College Boat Club (Summer VIIIs 2010), Stanford Undergraduate Philosophy Club.
Some examples from my work!
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