Publicity and Accolades

1995 - Valedictorian graduate/speaker at Platt College of Design

1997 - Honorary Star Achievement Award (Digital Graphics Advantage) for Best Design of ‘97

1999 - Council of Leaders Award (SBC) for Exemplary Performance throughout the year.

2000 - Way to Go! Award (AT&T) for helping successfully launch a one man design center and being top producing designer in the state which helped increase revenue for branch.

2000 - Above and Beyond Award (AT&T) for increasing revenue by $1997.00 a month from one client on a successful design.

2001 - Above and Beyond Award (AT&T) for increasing ad growth in 3 San Diego Directories due to the effectiveness of the designs executed for customer.

2003 - Above and Beyond Award (AT&T) for executing a successful district-wide video for sales, and sales management. Also for helping increase revenue for the San Diego Direcotory by $50,000 as a result of newly designed print ads.

2004 - Above and Beyond Award (AT&T) for helping rebrand a client’s start-up business and increase advertising from print to internet advertising as well.

2005 - Above and Beyond Award (AT&T) for helping to save a customer from canceling advertising by designing a successful campaign.

2007 - Above and Beyond Award (AT&T) for outstanding design in the San Diego restaurant dining guide.

2008 - The AT&T Customer Rules! Award (AT&T) for helping drive revenue to the San Marcos Branch by implementing successful designs.

2009 - On the Spot Nomination (AT&T) for best increase in improvement of published errors, revenue growth and less than 2 day average turnaround time for display ads.

2009 - Best of the Best Award (AT&T) winner of best ad for ’09 Creative Design Program.

2010 - On the Spot Nomination (AT&T) for helping increase local revenue of $3008/month by designing a new successful campaign for existing customer threatening to cancel.

2014 - Adobe Certified Associate in Visual Communication using Adobe Photoshop

2014 - Adobe Certified Associate in Graphic Design and Illustration using Adobe Illustrator

2014 - Adobe Certified Associate in Web Communication using Adobe Dreamweaver

2014 - Adobe Certified Associate in Print and Digital Media Publication using Adobe InDesign

2016 - Google AdWord Certification

2016 - Bing Ads Accredited Professional

2016, 2017 - Multiple Producer Star Awards for Integrated Media Producer.

2019 - NextAce Ace of the Month Award for successfully launching and redesigning company website and knowledge base site before deadline expectation as well as new best practice videos.

Dear Mr. Mark Phillips,

​ ​We are Mr. Khaled’s PALS students from Santiago Middle School. The PALS team would like to thank you for developing and designing the lettering and logos for our shirts. We really appreciate that you took all of our ideas and revisions, time and time again, and were always kind and helpful. The logo and lettering are awesome and, as you know, we are getting ready to print our second round of shirts. We understand that time is money and you spent your own time, effort, and resources to help out our school which is such a generous contribution. You have saved the team a substantial amount of money and for that we thank you. The PALS don’t know you personally, but from what we have experienced working with you is that you are an amazing human being who would help a group of middle-schoolers out of the kindness of your heart. Once again, we thank you for helping out the PALS team. For that we would like to make you an honorary PAL and give you a PALS T-shirt.

The Pals Team
Santiago Charter Middle School

It is my great pleasure to provide this recommendation for Mark Phillips.

I have had the wonderful opportunity to work with Mark in a variety of capacities over the past 15+ years. Most recently, Mark has been an Integrated Media Producer with DexYP, reporting to me indirectly. In this role, he has successfully leveraged his expertise in design and digital marketing to become one of the most productive members of the team. Among his strengths is his ability to build partnerships with Sales, internal partners, and most importantly -- with our clients. He is a trusted member of the team, and a team player in the truest sense.

Prior to transitioning to this role in April of 2016, Mark worked as a Web Designer at YP. As the Sr. Manager over the Integrated Media team, I had the opportunity to partner with Mark and his team on a regular basis. I was continually impressed with the level of professionalism he demonstrated, and with his willingness to support my team. When a position opened up within the Integrated Media team, I knew he would be a great fit and I was excited when he expressed interest in applying. His transition to the team was seamless and he began adding value to the role immediately.

In his role as Integrated Media Producer, he has a considerable amount of responsibilities, and has managed them with the highest degree of focus and efficiency. While managing his own book of business, he has also provided a high degree of support to his peers, and has served as one of the team’s Website subject matter experts. Mark demonstrates professionalism at all times, and can be relied upon to offer solutions to any problem he encounters.

Prior to working together at YP, Mark and I worked together as peers at AT&T Advertising Solutions. As a Graphic Designer in one of our Design Centers (and later at our Operations center in Anaheim), Mark’s reputation preceded him; he was (and still is) well-liked and well-respected throughout the business and by Sales and Operations alike.

It has been a great pleasure working with Mark in these various capacities.
I offer the highest recommendations for Mark and know he will be an incredible asset to any organization.


Shannon Spaccarotelli
Sr. Manager - Ad Ops and Integrated Media

Mark Phillips is a core member of the YP Integrated Media Producer team. When I was brought on as the Director of this team, I was tasked with building a more customer centric experience for YP's clients across their digital product fulfillment. The Producer role is considered a senior consultant level position, and those hired are required to not only carry multi-product knowledge, but also deliver best-in-class customer service, with the ability to project manage to deadlines, troubleshoot issues, and serve as a liaison between clients, sales, and internal product design teams. Mark meets all these requirements and more, as he effectively carries over his prior experience to enhance the level of quality service he offers to his clientele.

Mark came to the Producer team from the YP Website design team, where he was tasked with creation and customization of YP websites. He was quick to learn the complex nature of YP’s other digital products in a short period of time, inclusive of search, display, video, and social products. Mark excels in building relationships and translating clients’ unique business needs, all with a calm demeanor and sincere intent. Along with his expertise in web design, he quickly proved to be a huge asset to our team, as he has become an internal resource for any design related questions or escalations. He has the keen ability to organize and execute at the highest level of quality, even within an extremely chaotic atmosphere such as high volume, complex product orders, or high risk clients.

One last thing to mention is that Mark never hesitates to go above and beyond his daily responsibilities. As an example, his Senior Manager and I had two middle school mentees who would come to YP once a week to get exposure to different career opportunities. They were tasked with a project, which they chose to build a website for a business of their choice. Mark offered to sit down with them multiple times to explain the process of planning a website, and even helped them to design a logo and site to fit their needs. It was so beneficial to the students, and fun to watch Mark interact and help them, especially in a field where he is so passionate.

It was a pleasure to have Mark on my team, and I highly recommend him for any position where he has the ability to express his talents, whether creatively or operationally. I am happy to provide any further information as needed!


Kimi Henry

I wanted to send you a kudos for Mark Phillips.

Mark helped out with a difficult order recently. He went above and beyond his duties to help solve fulfillment issues on a ypSearch campaign. He is very proactive and committed to teamwork. Thank you Mark!

Ryan Orvis
YP | Campaign Manager, Search Ad Management
Ad Operations

I want to reach out to you, because of an amazing experience I had launching a Search program with the help of a member of you team, Mark Phillips.

This is BY FAR the most painless, smooth launch of a Search program I have ever had with YP. Mark was very proactive and thorough. By my estimation he saved me at least 4 hours of headache and customer frustration fulfilling and launching the program.

If I could request for Mark to handle all of my accounts as producer, I would do so enthusiastically and with fervor!

This is the best initiative/role I have seen YP roll out to-date, and I attribute that entirely to the quality of producer I had opportunity to work with.

Thank you for putting together such a great team!


Theisi Gibson