Born in Jamaica, Phyllis Lewis moved to Canada with her family at a young age. Growing up in Toronto she developed an interest in books, music, movies and technology. She worked at the National Film Board of Canada for 12 years as a digital editing technician on documentaries and animated films. Later she co-created, Project Media and Next-Gen NDG developing and facilitating workshops for a new generation of media creators. She lives in Montreal where she continues to work and collaborate on a variety of creative projects.