Greenwich Design Teacher Publishes Project Management Book


Phil Lohmeyer

This July, Cos Cob native Phil Lohmeyer (GHS Class of ’98) published his first book, Wave the Flag: Project Management with Mr. Lohmeyer’s Design Flags. The publication features a 16-step project management system based on flag designs, available through Amazon Books in both paperback and Kindle format. Says Lohmeyer, “Design Flags allow you to break your project down, then build it back up while inventing your own cause. These fundamental steps can help you tackle any project!” The Whitby School teacher created his Design Flags last summer, with limited materials including card stock, pencils, and Sharpie markers. In October 2017, Lohmeyer began to pilot the system with 8th grade Designers while planning a logo contest for Whitby’s 60th Anniversary. A content copyright for the book was registered in January 2018, and the paperback format was made available to the public in July 2018 through Amazon.com.

Published by CreateSpace in South Carolina, Lohmeyer’s book encourages readers to add project notes directly onto each Design Flag. Lohmeyer’s experience with project management includes non-profit fundraisers, PYP exhibition, MYP Design and community learning, student activities initiatives, and business networking events. In addition, the author has worked as an Art/Design teacher over the past decade in Greenwich, developing a focus on form and function in the classroom. Lohmeyer used his experience as a teacher and project manager to organize these form and function concepts into steps, with intentional connections to specific flag designs.

Says Lohmeyer, “I want to help readers brainstorm, recruit allies, and rededicate themselves to their own passion projects. By using these carefully crafted Design Flags, readers can liberate their own potential and change lives!” Excerpts are available as part of a 16-week blog project co-authored by Whitby’s Class of 2018, available at whitbyschool.org/wave-the-flag. Book content is also represented as a YouTube playlist, “WAVE THE FLAG: Project Management with Mr. Lohmeyer’s Design Flags”

For more information regarding the book, blog, or video series, email phil@lohmeyerdesign.com or visit lohmeyerdesign.com/book

Tags: , , ,