Phil Sheffield


Recent Design Examples

I've been focused on building multiple different enterprise applications for the Box over the past 8 years. Click on case study below to learn more about each project.

Box Notes

This application was created to help enterprise users collaborate seamlessly around their Box content by making it easy to take personal and collaborative notes. After numerous releases and feature enhancements, Box Notes led to overall improvement of engagement numbers for the entire platform. The stand alone mobile and desktop apps were never launched while I was at Box.

Box Administrative Console

This Box product was the core appliction used by IT admins to administrate their Box deployements for both small companies and large companies such as GE and Coca Cola. I was tasked with redesigning it from the ground up to meet the needs of many different personas and use cases that our largest companies required.

Box Application

My team and I iterated on the core application of Box during the entire eight years I worked there. I helped take it from just a web application to our customers desktops and numerous mobile applications. All of these efforts were aimed at improving user engagement numbers. Which we did improve dramatically and on a reoccuring basis.

  • Role: Team manager and Designer
  • Category: UX, Branding, Web, Mobile, Desktop
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Side Projects

In my offtime I enjoy doing furniture design and fabrication. Below are a couple examples of the work I've done.


I'm a seasoned product designer with an unusual combination of capabilities. Experienced and successful in both small start-ups and large public companies. I thrive on complicated problems that have the opportunity to make peoples lives better.

Specializing in:
Product Design, UI Design, UX Design, Interaction Design, Illustration, and Branding.

Director of Product Design, Box

Managed a team of designers that were responsible for the following experiences; Box Notes, Admin Console, and the Box Platform. Each of these products helped increase engagement metrics.

2012 - Present

Creative Director, Box

I managed both product design and marketing creative leads. Helped with identifying and executing brand strategies. During this time I helped develop Box’s web application, mobile apps, desktop apps and integrations.

2009 - 2012

Lead UI/UX Designer, Box

As the first designer at Box I was responsible for all design related activities, from designing marketing websites and application UI.

2008 - 2009

UI Designer, Decarolis Design

As a designer at Decarolis I created marketing and product applications that sold to b2b clients at fortune 500 companies.

2006 - 2008

UI Designer, Letstalk

I was responsible with redesigning the marketing website at LetsTalk and helped increase overall sales.

2005 - 2006

Art & Design Degree, Cal Poly

I studied Art & Design at Cal Poly with a specific concentration in Graphic design. Along with this degree I also minored in ancient history and participated in the Thailand study abroad program.

2000 - 2005