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Bershad Textile, Print, & Pattern Design Workshop for Stamps Students

Bershad Textile, Print, & Pattern Design Workshop for Stamps Students

Thursday, March 4, 2021, 11:00am – 1:15pm
Location: Virtual Event
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Can a design company help change the world for the better? Come “Zoom in” to Annica Cuppetelli’s ARTDES 427 class to find out from visiting designer Philip Bershad, President of Phillip Jeffries, who will discuss entrepreneurship, career journey, new innovations, and more with students. This talk is open to all current Stamps students.

As U-M graduate, Philip Bershad, President of Phillip Jeffries, shares how their company is striving to make the world a more beautiful place one wall at a time. Through their award winning designs, award winning culture, and internationally recognized philanthropy, Phillip Jeffries’ goal is to leave the world a little better than they way they found it.


Now in its 45th Year Phillip Jeffries has emerged as the world leader in wallcoverings. The award winning company’s textures grace the walls of the top Hotels, Luxury Brands and Homes in the world. Fine embellishments like Four Seasons Hotels, Louis Vuitton Boutiques and Sir Elton John’s home have all chosen Phillip Jeffries collections for their spaces.

Although Phillip Jeffries is recognized as a design innovator today. The company has humble beginnings, dating back 45 years ago when founder Eric Bershad began the company with only 10 Grasscloth Wallpapers in his garage. Today Phillip Jeffries has a global reach servicing interior designers in over 80 countries around the world- With showrooms from London to New York to Singapore. The company is proud of its accomplishments and accolades, but continues to strive to honor its humble history and roots.

As of today Phillip Jeffries has been featured in over 100 articles including: Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Hospitality Design, House Beautiful, House & Garden, Interior Design, Luxe, World of Interiors, Veranda and many more.


Philip Bershad is the President of Phillip Jeffries, now in his 20th year at the company that bears his name. Today Philip leads the company and its 200+ team members with his brother and partner Jeffrey. Growing up in the family business, Philip has been known to joke that grasscloth flows through his blood. He started working at Phillip Jeffries as a child sweeping the floors, literally working his way up the corporate ladder in the company warehouse before leaving for college. Philip attended the University of Michigan where he earned a degree in both Political Science and Communications.

A lifelong learner, his studies also took him to the London School of Economics and the University of Salamanca.

Although Philip tried his hand in Corporate America after college, his roots and love for entrepreneurship and design pulled him back into the family business.

Under Philip’s leadership Phillip Jeffries has grown from 8 to over 200 team members. Philip has been personally featured in Elle Decor, Veranda, the Business of Home Podcast, among others. He is also active in many charities and resides in Northern New Jersey with his wife and two children.

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