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Stamp Designer Biographies
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Phil Jordan The Worm!

Phil Jordan was the design director of "Air and Space" the Smithsonian Magazine for 15 years and has been an art director of the US Postal Service since 1991.

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Phil Jordan
Phil Jordan designing one of the set of 10 "Advances in Aviation." (Scott 3916 - 3925)

        You may not know his face, but you've seen his work. Phil designed the flag and envelope logo which was adapted into the Washington 2006 exhibition logo in 2002.

A resident of Falls Church, VA since 1965, Phil was born in Mississippi and grew up in New Bern, NC. He attended East Carolina University and served in the Army Arctic Indoctrination School at Fort Greely, Alaska.

Phil graduated from Richmond Professional Institute of the College of William & Mary (VCU) in 1959. After working in advertising in Richmond, he came to Washington, DC as an Assistant Art Director for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 1963.


In 1965 he joined Beveridge and Associates, Inc. as an Art Director where he eventually became a partner in the firm specializing in Editorial and Corporate Design. In 1982 he established his own practice in Art Direction, Design and Illustration.

In 1991 he became a consulting Art Director for the Stamp Development branch of the U.S. Postal Service for which he has produced over 250 stamps. Phil Jordan was the founding designer of the Air&Space/Smithsonian magazine, working for the magazine for its first 15 years. He additionally managed projects for USAir, NASA, McGraw-Hill, IBM, and Smithsonian Books, among others. His work has appeared in numerous exhibitions and publications such as Graphis and Communications Arts.

An avid glider pilot, Phil is a member of the Skyline Soaring Club, Soaring Society of America and the 1-26 Association.

Phil recalls, "In 1979, my wife gave me a demonstration ride at the Warrenton Soaring Center for a birthday present. No one was hooked quicker then me. I went back and took another ride and that really did it. I signed up, joined the SSA, and started flying in the summer of 1980."

Phil's wife, Elizabeth Ann, is an illustrator and sculptress. They have one son, Johnny, who is a bio-medical engineer in Los Angeles.




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