Hello, my name is Riel Phillips and welcome to my portfolio!

I have over 10 years of experience in Motion, Animation, UX and Interaction Design in the advertising and digital space. As a California film school graduate born on the island of Trinidad and Tobago, I have created consumer centric experiences viewed by millions of users around the world on a myriad of platforms. I currently manage a team of UX designers based in LA, Seattle and UK, that help build innovative advertising products for IMDb. As a revenue driven team, I have created mechanisms and programs to help develop repeatable, successful strategies that also raise the visual and interactive bar. I have spoken at recruiting events as part of the Amazon’s BEN (Black Employee Network) and have volunteered to create brand building seminars in Chiquilá, Mexico as part of Hands Offering Hope. As an Individual Contributor, I created the first interactive data tool for IMDb called IMDb Insights, that helped Brands and Studio Partners better strategize their marketing campaigns. I have previously worked on music video and visual effects campaigns with over 50 Million Views on Youtube.


I enjoy learning every aspect of my craft and am constantly looking for ways to stay inspired through any creative outlet. Feel free to drop me a line anytime, and thanks for visiting!