Phillip Tiongson

Phillip R. Tiongson is a Filipino American designer, entrepreneur, and leading authority on interactive technology. Tiongson is the Principal and Founder of Potion, a design studio dedicated to transforming the physical with the digital. His clients include the Smithsonian Institution, Northwestern University, Nike, HarperCollins, and Maharam. He serves as a member of MIT’s Council for the Arts, a catalyst and funder for the development of a broadly based, highly participatory arts program. Tiongson has spoken about technology, design, and culture at events around the country including PopTech, Gravity Free, and interaction16. He holds two US Patents and was twice a Finalist for the National Design Award. Tiongson attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he earned a BS in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, a BS in Film and Media Studies, and an MS in Media Arts and Sciences from the MIT Media Lab. He later earned an MFA in Film Directing from Columbia University. Born and raised in Tennessee, he still can’t believe that he lives in New York City.