Illustrator for THE NEW YORK TIMES and countless other publications, Phil Marden, has turned his sights on product design with the establishment of P'illoporto, launched in the Spring of 2011. P'illoporto's mission is to create a line of decorative housewares and accessories with a somewhat ironic, fanciful and clever touch. Marden, who has accumulated his own large and lively collection of decorative objects over the years, is calling on his background in illustration, graphic design and character design to create objects with style and personality. The first products out of the chute were decorative pillows embroidered with his original designs. The designs include a happy cowboy on his horse, a reclining woman, a sad sailor and a tree stump, in honor of Phil's adopted hometown, Portland, Oregon, also known as Stumptown. Tote bags and tea towels were added in 2012.

Phil's work has appeared in scores of magazines and newspapers, including NEWSWEEK, BUSINESS WEEK, FORBES AND FORTUNE, as well as in TV shows and commercials, books, galleries, live theater productions, the web, and the feature film, THE STEPFORD WIVES.

As of September, 2013, Phil has also launched PHIL MARDEN DESIGN, offering his original designs for licensing to manufacturers. His first commission has come from Tom & Teddy, an Australian swimsuit manufacturer, to create designs for mens' and boys' swimsuits.