Ross Phillips joined SHOWstudio.com in 2003 as Head of Interactive, later becoming Creative Technical Director and finally Creative Director before his departure in 2010. After completing a BA in Time-Based Media at UWE Bristol, he immediately went to work with designer Malcolm Garrett at AMX, specialising in enhanced CDs, viral games, mobile content delivery and Interactive TV. Clients included Virgin, EMI, Channel 4, Barclays and D&AD. Sponsored by AMX, Phillips completed an MA in Hypermedia at Westminster before moving to Treviso, Italy to work at Fabrica, Benetton's Communication Research Center. Working with Andy Cameron, Phillips produced interactive installations for Benetton Megastores; this work can still be seen in locations including London, Tokyo, Shanghai, Lisbon and Milan. Notable projects include: 'IN/OUT', a CD-ROM of sound toys published by Benetton; 'UNITED PEOPLE', a kiosk that allows users from all over the world to send and receive video messages from a Benetton store, and a four month exhibition entitled 'DARE', at the Museum of the Moving Image, New York.
Since joining SHOWstudio.com, Phillips worked on online and location based installations, including 'Taking Liberty's', an installation in the window of Liberty, Regent St, and 'Tokyo Style Clash', based at the Beams Superstore in Tokyo. Recent work includes two projects in the 4th Seoul International Media Art Biennale and three interactives in the last Science Museum exhibition, 'The Science of Spying'. He was nominated in the interactive category of the Designs Museum's 'Designs of the Year' 2008 award and showed work as part of 'Design Cities' at the Istanbul Modern in 2009.