Bio & The Brand


Artist Statement

I am the product of clashing cultures. My father is white and my mother is black. Being bi-racial, my blended ethnicity gives me a unique perspective on society and art. Spending the first 10 years of my life in Brooklyn during the 80’s sparked my interest in graffiti and hip-hop street culture, both of which are heavy influences on my art. I use digital design, collage, spray paint and stencils to create images that invoke thought on issues such as civil rights, racial and cultural identity and politics.

My love for street art and graffiti has led me to recently work as a muralist. I started with a small outdoor painting in my own neighborhood and has that has led to larger opportunities to collaborate with corporate clients and arts organizations. Public art is important to me because it allows me to give back to the community through my talents. My goal is to transform bland or vandalized surfaces into murals that uplift and inspire the neighborhood residents. Whether is through the use of Maya Angelou quote painted on bricks or abstract shapes of color sprayed on a doorway, the idea that public art can change a space and help people feel pride in their surroundings is important to me.



Phil Shafer aka Sike Style, channels his creative energy in many ways. For 15 years, he has run his successful art business Sike Style Industries while working full-time as a designer for the Kansas Life Science Research Center at the University of Kansas Medical Center. His creative practice includes fine art paintings, 2D design on walls and print graphics. Recently, his love of street art and graffiti has lead him to community engaged projects as a muralist. Murals allow Shafer to transform bland or vandalized surfaces with colorful, positive and uplifting imagery that inspire pride in the nearby communities. Shafer has been awarded commissions from: Qdoba Restaurants , the Kansas City Art in the Loop foundation & the Kansas City Royals and is a featured artists in the 2016 Kansas City Collection. He earned his BFA in Photography from the Kansas City Art Institute. When he isn’t busy making art, he can be found behind a pair of  turntables rocking a party.


Clients and Collaborators

8183 Photo Studios


Allied Arts Council of St. Joseph Missouri

American Jazz Museum

Art in the Loop Foundation


Alzheimer’s Association of Kansas City

Beer Paws

Blip Roasters

BlkBrd Creative

Ces Cru

Charlotte Street Foundation

City Year

Copaken Brooks

Data Core Marketing

Farmland Foods

Goose Island Brewery

Harrah’s Casino

Josey Records

Kansas City Star


KC Design week

KC Techweek

Liquid 9

Lucid Arts

Mac Lethal

Mad Toy Design

Mattie Rhodes Center

Missouri Bank


Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer

The Pitch

Red Bull

Qdoba Restaurants

Royals Baseball Club

Sewanee University

Think2wice Reords

Two Tone Press

Strange Music

Valorem Consulting



Short video about a recent collaboration with fellow artist Daniel Bartle of Lucid Arts.

Wilmas Real Good Food from Daniel Bartle on Vimeo.
Download my resume HERE