Phillip Honstein, Founder

Phillip Honstein, Founder of Emagine Engine oversees development, customer servce, and marketing. He provides direction for the company's future and keeps the focus on helping creative individuals and entrepreneurs to turn big ideas into influential ventures.

Phillip developed the company's business model, brand, value proposition, and website. He monitors all projects and is personally involved in any custom development for companies that are at the Startup, Growth or Momentum stages of their ventures.

Prior to Emagine Engine, Phillip worked for nearly a decade behind the scenes as an independent consultant in the areas of Web Development, Content Development, and Internet Marketing. Among his clients are leaders their respective fields, including carbon offsets provider, educational publisher W.W. Norton, and Korea's leading software company Namo Interactive.

Phillip's websites, writing, graphic designs, and marketing slogans have been distributed across the Internet and in retail locations and have helped generate hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue. He has personally coded complete websites, image galleries, eBook database display scripts, slide show scripts, media players, and product registration scripts.

As a precursor to Emagine Engine, Phillip developed an Instant eBusiness Seminar which shepherds would-be entrepreneurs from idea (Incubation Stage) to business launch (Startup Stage) by teaching the essentials of Internet Business Models, Web Development, and Monetization. The course was last taught in 2005 in Boston, Massachusetts with award-winning graphic designer Lee Busch (, under the title Becoming an E-Commerce Merchant.

Phillip has been involved in Web Development since the late 1990's. He holds degrees in writing and communication, with a BA from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington and MA from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. He is a tireless student of entrepreneurship, Web Development, content creation, online content delivery, and group communication.

Phillip was the technology genius that made sure [our site] stayed live. He is an excellent problem-solver, often seeing a solution that others have missed, and his attention to detail is matched by his dedication.
Denise Shanks, User Interface Designer