Philip Makara


Hello, I’m Philip*

I'm a user experience leader & designer who has been creating products and services that have an impact on people’s lives for over 15 years.

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I imagine the big picture and obsess over pixels.

When not designing, I enjoy spending time with my nieces, theatre, running, Disney, photography, and new technology (usually Apple products).

I love NYC. Theatre is a big part of that. I'm proud to say I've been an associate producer on a new production of "Merrily We Roll Along." It's a Stephen Sondheim musical that premiered in Los Angeles in 2016. My goal is to someday produce something on Broadway… when I'm not designing. Until then, I’ve done design and marketing for an Off-Off-Broadway show and a concert presented at the New York Musical Festival, which one Best of Fest 2018.

I believe UX and theater are related. They are both about understanding your audience and delivering an exceptional experience. Both require empathy. Both can have a powerful impact.

Let's collaborate!

* Some people call me Phil. It also makes a shorter URL.