Carol Philp is the President and CEO of CPI Creative,
a woman-owned branded merchandise and apparel agency
based in Pittsburgh, PA. Prior to opening CPI Creative in 1994, Carol was the owner and creator of a successful
in-house customization retail store, Parcels. With years
of experience in the retail and promotional arenas, she
leads her team to deliver custom product design and manufacturing, promotional products, branded apparel,
and graphic design.
Carol has also developed a strong American-made
initiative, with growing partnerships with quality-driven
American businesses who are committed to designing
and manufacturing the most innovative products right
here in the United States.
In 2017, Carol and her team launched CPI3e. The CPI3e
app uses augmented reality technology to enhance the
way people connect with brands and each other. This
technology works by incorporating a digital marker into
the design of product, that when scanned by a smart device, unlocks digital content.
Carol is passionate about supporting other women
business owners and serves on the Women's Business Enterprise Council and the WBENC National Forum. Carol has been the recipient of the WBEC Shining Star Award,
MLB Most Valuable Diverse Business Partner, Lockheed Martin "Comet" Award, MLB and Pittsburgh Pirates Most Valuable Partner, and she was a Finalist for the Ernest
and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Drew is our product research specialist, dad to our office dog Holly, and a drummer extraordinaire.
Nicole is our creative director, mom to the cutest
twin girls that ever lived, and our own in-house news
correspondent, always keeping us up-to-date with
the latest news. Jen is our senior graphic designer,
mom to our office dog Midge, and a lover of all things Halloween (she plays the music all year long).
Aris is our graphic designer and illustrator, total
musician at heart with the voice of an angel (even
though she never sings for us), and arguably one of the most stylish people you will ever meet.
We call ourselves the "CPI Creative Team", but to us, we are more like family.