About the Phase Collective

The Phase Collective is Brett Jorgensen and Gabe Ruane, living and working in San Diego and San Francisco (+abroad in Costa Rica), respectively. Long time collaborators, and inquisitive designers looking to keep things fresh and inspired on an ongoing basis. We look for cool stuff that people like you are creating off the clock – in photography, design, art direction, film, animation, whatever. Side project work is where the magic of the creative class shines through, so we give it the spotlight here on the Phase Collective blog.

Send us your unique thinking, your passion projects… we’ll show the world, or our small corner of the world anyway. We’ll mix in our own projects and thinking along the way, so check back often.

PDF Releases

  • Phase 01 Brainstorm [pdf]
  • Phase 02 Community [pdf]
  • Phase 03 Play [pdf]



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  • 2010
  • 2009