About me

Phil Jones is the Founder of the infamous Podge Lunch which was set up in 1994 (by request of the key players in the design industry) to create a no agenda afternoon of collaboration and networking at its most relaxed. Something that just didn't exist in the 90's. This year the Podge Lunch is a quarter of a century old and has branched out from design, to sport, digital and music. Four times a year, the lunches bring together over 250 of the most influential people in their respective industries. hosts the archive.

In the early days of his career, he was co-founder of Typography studio APT, which he then sold and became MD of Real Time Studio, one of the first, digital agencies set up in the UK. Phil then merged Real Time with DM agency Evans Hunt Scott to become Vice Chairman & Operations Director of ehs:realtime (now Havas). During his tenure he ran remote studios for clients including WCRS, Euro RSCG, Diesel, Accenture and Condé Nast. He was chairman of The Typographic Circle for 5 years and also a visiting lecturer at numerous design colleges up and down the country.

Now, in his mentor/advisory role, he works with agencies of all types and is a regular on industry lists of influential figures from the likes of The Drum, Design Week and BIMA. He is the longstanding Chairman of the judges at The Drum's Dadi Awards, and is one of the original inductees into the BIMA Digital Hall of Fame.


Acquisitions, advisory roles, Digital Marketing, Event Organising, mentoring, With a typographic background

Sector Experience

Design, digital marketing, Sports


DADI Awards, In the Digital Hall of Fame, The Drum Digerati, The Drum Marketeer of the Year


Brand42, ForrestBrown, Green Square, Kit Us Out, School of Communication Arts, Wonderful

Trade Associations

bima, d&ad, Digital Hall of Fame

16th ranked Founder
Top 100 Influencer of the Year 2019Influencer of the Year Influencer of the Year 2020 Shortlist

Phil Jones was recognised as an Industry Influencer on 8th January 2019

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Phil Jones has been a Contributor since 8th January 2019.

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