The design project Phillip created during Hive Chicago's two-week STEAM Studio workshop won him the grand prize - a 12-month virtual residency with the ARTSEDGE National Design Team at The Kennedy Center! He found out at Destination: Chicago - Summer Showcase after presenting his work in a fashion show. Now he is starting his own clothing line called KWRA.

“My experience with Steam Studio was incredible. It really helped me grow as a fashion designer and exercise my ability to create. I have learned that to produce a good product you must appeal to what the people and buyer want, as well as bringing something fresh and original.”


Phillip B.