“When setting out on a journey,

do not seek advice from those

who have never left home”

~Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī

At the age of 13, Philip converted a half-bathroom into a functioning darkroom and explored the melding of right-brain abstractions with left-brain craftsmanship to be able the have the powerful awareness of how to use the art and science of photography to bring beautiful, ineffable ideas into reality.

In 1979, at the age to 21, Philip Brautigam realized that the entire planet and all of his childhood programming was designed to serve the consensus-reality, mind-controlled, societal structures of the day while vilifying the service to the inborn, divine imperative of Self Realization for each and every (devotional) individual.

During the 1980s Philip used his extensive talents in conceptual thought and photography to freelance as professional commercial photographer with a special focus on building effective marketing for small businesses.

As the 1990s dawned the Macintosh computer and the suite of software from Aldus allowed Philip to establish himself in the prosperous Seattle market as a talented graphic designer (and photographer) for the next two decades.

As the emotional growth journey and the creative empathics merge to innovate the commission du jour, skillsets and technology spiral up to serve the evolving yearning in the hearts of the resonant customer.

Always an innovater, with dues paid by the drafting table and darkroom, Philip’s creativity has up-shifted scope and quality each of his small business owners’ growth dreams and visions.

With four decades of marketing design deliverables, he is now building v o r t x r to publish conceptual media that explores and develops the powerful attention technology needed for inner transformation.


MEMBER: Rotary Club of Duvall

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    qualtum artist timeline:


    birth + 2 siblings + indoctrinational public school systems + third grade twice due to not fitting in + theatrical performances + made photography & built own darkroom at 13yo + founding member of wbfh-fm high school radio station + aircraft construction classes + theatrical productions + independent study in architecture + ee at michigan technological university + internship diagramming circuitry on drafting tables + 16mm filmmaking + columbia college filmmaking + speedy stat service

    Muskegon MI • Albuquerque NM • Spring Lake MI • Bloomfield Hills MI • Houghton MI • North Muskegon MI: June1958 to May1979


    principal: commercial photographer

    Chicago IL : June1979 to February1982


    principal: commercial photographer

    North Muskegon MI • Muskegon MI: February1982 to July1983


    principal: commercial photographer

    Chicago IL: July1983 to June1985


    gypsy photographer + performance artist + cabinet maker

    Seattle WA • Chicago IL • Muskegon MI • Ashland OR • San Francisco CA • Santa Fe NM • North Muskegon MI: June1985 to April1987


    principal: commercial photographer

    Muskegon MI • Columbia MO: April1987 to December1990


    principal: marketing designer + commercial photographer

    Seattle WA • Bothell WA: December1990 to December1999


    principal: business growth consultant + marketing designer + web designer + commercial photographer

    Bothell WA • Woodinville WA • Mount Vernon WA • Everson WA: January2000 to April2010


    principal: business growth consultant + marketing designer + WP developer + commercial photographer

    Poipu Kauai HI • Kapaa Kauai HI: March2010 to January 2017


    principal: business growth consultant + marketing designer + WP developer + commercial photographer + multi-media producer

    Kapahi Kauai HI • Kilauea Kauai HI: February2017 to April2019


    principal: business growth consultant + brand experience director + multi-media producer

    Duvall WA: May2019 to March2021

    v o r t x r

    Duvall WA: April2021 to Present

    MEMBER: Rotary Club of Duvall