Phillip Shellenberger

Owner/Senior Graphic Designer

My love for graphic design can be traced back to the days of dial-up internet and Photoshop 7.0. Logging on to the family HP after high school I’d spend hours designing AIM buddy icons and building websites on Geocities – and life was good. Fast forward 20+ years and life is still good, I could even say life is great. I’ve since moved on from the HP and Photoshop 7.0 and upgraded to a MacBook Pro with the entire Adobe Suite. I’ve also left Geocities in the past — WordPress, HTML and CSS are now my tools of choice.

These days I reside in the beautiful mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania with my wife, our 2 children, 3 dogs, and 2 cats.

What is Black Locust Design?

Black Locust Design is more than just a guy building websites and making pretty things. It’s the culmination of a two decade-long passion to create; it’s years of knowledge and experience being used to give my clients exactly what they want, need, and deserve – and making sure the finished product is something everyone involved can be proud of.


BFA: Graphic Design
Marywood University (’09)

AAS: Computer Graphics

Luzerne County Community College (’06)

High School Diploma
Northwest Area High School (’03)

Work Experience:

Freelance Senior Designer
JAS Design Collective (’20-Present)
[JAS Design Website]

Web/Graphic Designer
TMG Health / Cognizant (’11-’21)
[TMG Health Portfolio]

Owner & Web/Graphic Designer
Black Locust Design (’09-Present)
[Black Locust Design Portfolio]