BB Podcast Episode 32: Phil John Perry

“I’ve never struggled with ideas. If anything, I’m plagued by them.”

Phil John Perry

Photo courtesy of Jonathan Boothby

Today we’re visiting with Phil John Perry from Manchester, United Kingdom to discuss:

  • his diverse background in visual merchandising, acting, writing, concept creation, and floral design
  • the slow build to his passion for flowers
  • his love of visual storytelling
  • his thoughts on employment, freelancing, and fair compensation
  • his advice on retaining artists as employees
  • his thoughts on crediting the work of designers
  • his passion for writing
  • how he’s found the courage to write from a place of honesty and transparency and the impact his writing has had on those who read it
  • the story behind the headdresses he designed for Rebel Rebel for the Beyoncé’s Vogue cover story
  • his dreams for the future

Photography courtesy of Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Beyoncé headdress designed and made by Phil John Perry for Rebel Rebel | Photography courtesy of Tyler Mitchell

Links mentioned in Episode Thirty-Two:

Photography courtesy of  Jonathan Boothby

See more of Phil John Perry’s work:

Website | Instagram | Press

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Today’s episode is brought to you by:

Click here for dates and locations of 2019 Mayesh Design Star workshops with Atlanta-based floral designer Shean Strong. And, a special treat for BB Podcast listeners: Use the code “MDSBB” for $50 off any of the workshops, valid through January 31st.

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BB Podcast Sound Engineer: Landon McGee

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