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4236 Main Street
Philadelphia, PA 19127

Welcome to Philly!

Open space. Open minds. And a collective passion for making users happy. We work hard, play hard and genuinely care about each other. Come see what makes our team so special.   

Home sweet home.

We’re located in a northwestern neighborhood of Philadelphia called Manayunk, home to a diverse and dynamic hybrid of old and new buildings — and local characters. During the week, you’ll find tech-company workers roaming the streets for a great meal from one of many excellent dining options. At night and on the weekends, resident college students come out to play.

Special perks, just for us.

In addition to all of the standard EY benefits, the PHL studio enjoys these bonus perks.
– Flexible working arrangements around core hours; work-from-home options abound
– Free snacks
An open and newly renovated multidisciplinary working space with lots of natural light and breakout rooms for deeper collaborative teamwork
– Bike-friendly office (with an in-office shower and bike parking)

… But that’s not all!

We’re also proud to offer:
Intuitive Art Space
– Continuous learning events (i.e., Inspire Series)
– Community volunteer events
– Happy hours, outings and running groups
– Collaborative working sessions (i.e., Crit & Collab for the design team)
– Quarterly employee awards

PHL Blog

5 Ways to Help Your Design Team Work Remotely

Like most businesses around the world, our studio has found its team members in a drastically new work environment: our homes. How can an inherently…

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Play in Difficult Times

Do you like playing board games? Have you ever struggled to talk about a difficult topic with someone? What could these two things possibly have…

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More than an Outing: Design Camp

In our studio, we are organized in to practice disciplines: UX research, design, development and delivery. We constantly work together to inform and influence the…

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Meditation 101

Everyone has dealt with stress or anxiety at one point or another. Our lives only get busier as responsibilities grow, and sometimes it almost feels…

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Why Do I Work Here?

When I’m conducting interviews, candidates often ask me why I like working at EY. It’s a great question — a question I may answer differently…

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Introducing Play into Your Workday

“Go outside and play! Preferably in a natural setting and with as little structure as possible. See you in 30 minutes.”

I asked my amazing…

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Stay Spooky, Design Studio PHL

Here at the Philadelphia studio, we’re always talking about the importance of play and how to maintain balance within our workday. We’re often helping clients…

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Think Like an Architect

First things first: I’m not an architect. However, I did start my college career in architecture school. It didn’t take me too long to realize…

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3 Design Takeaways from 99U

Recently I had the pleasure of attending the annual 99U conference in the city of dreams, New York City. “99U” stems from the Thomas Edison…

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Personas at Play

You might have a heard a thing or two about Design Studio PHL’s Collab series. Earlier this year, we decided to take…

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Design is Storytelling

Earlier this year, EY Design Studio PHL hosted a Design Brew event in Manayunk called Design at Play: Injecting Play Into Our…

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The 2019 PICnic

An end of summer PICnic (funky capitalization in honor of our studio's founder, Greg Picarelli) is an annual tradition at EY Studio PHL. Every year…

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Reusable Collabs

Lately we’ve been exploring the value of personal passions and creative play with our design team’s Collab sessions. During our internal Collab…

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Performance feedback you can actually use

I recently received a structured performance review from a trusted co-worker. The online form asked my peer to rate my most recent 90 days of…

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Crit & Collab

Discipline development is a key focus area at our studio. For those of us on the design team, this means learning about challenges facing other…

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XOXO, Design Studio PHL

Nowadays, our relationships with apps and other digital experiences are looking a lot like real relationships we have with our loved ones. We go through…

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Teaching UX Design to TechGirlz

When we tell people, “We’re UX designers,” we’re typically met with confused looks or misconceptions about what that means.

“So you work with computers?”


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Our New Home

One of the many benefits of joining the EY family in December 2015 was that we were able to move our team into an incredible…

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Volunteer Day 2018

Our volunteer day this year was extra special for me and many others on our team, as we were able to help out right in…

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Front-End Engineers Are Engineers Too

Back when I started my first job as a web engineer in 2000, I was slinging tables-based HTML with laughable stylesheets and the occasional obnoxious…

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Introducing Intuitive Art Space

Our team has called the Manayunk neighborhood of Philadelphia home for the past six years. We love its sense of community and its all-around funkiness.…

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UX Research Sample Size Considerations

Before our user experience research team kicks off any study, we must justify our participant sample size. Clients and colleagues will want to feel confident…

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UX Research as a Creative Process

We are User Experience (“UX”) researchers; we research design and design research for digital experiences. Determining what methods will best answer the types of questions…

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