Meet the Trainers


Phil Cook

Phil is an experienced product designer who has overseen hundreds of designs from concept to production. He has been working with Simply Rhino for over twelve years and is responsible for advanced Rhino training and bespoke Rhino workflows for customers. Phil is also a V-Ray and T-Splines trainer. He has trained many leading creative and engineering businesses including Foster and Partners, HOK, Mothercare, Samsung plus academic institutions including the Royal College of Art and Central St Martins.

Training Focus

  • Advanced Modelling and Surfacing
  • Rhino in Product Design
  • Rhino in Furniture Design
  • Rhino for Architectural Design
  • Reverse Engineering workflows with Rhino
  • Tailored Project Specific Modelling
  • V-Ray for Rhino

Phil also delivers the Scheduled Intermediate / Advanced Modelling, Rhino for Architects & Engineers plus the V-Ray for Rhino rendering classes.



Sean Cowell

Sean’s background in CAD goes back over 20 years, his main experience is in Architecture plus M&E Services Industries. Sean has been a Certified Rhino Instructor since 2006 and delivers the Simply Rhino Introductory classes. Sean is well known to the many hundreds to have come through our Level 1 Day or Evening Classes and those who he has privately trained on site. Sean also delivers training at our annual Rhino Summer School to educators from Schools, Colleges and Universities. 

Training Focus

  • Introductory Modelling Classes, both Scheduled and On-Site Classes

Sean also delivers both the Day & Evening Introductory Rhino3d Scheduled classes and our Rhino Taster Workshops.



Arthur Mamou-Mani aadip. ARB/RIBA, FRSA

Arthur is an Architect and a lecturer at the University of Westminster in London. He has been working with Simply Rhino for the past six years, giving Grasshopper3D workshops to prestigious design and engineering companies including Heatherwick Studio and Foster + Partners as well as many leading academic bodies such as the Architectural Association School of Architecture and UCL-Bartlett. He is the director of the Mamou-Mani Architects and the Digital Fabrication space Fab.Pub. He has won the Gold Prize at the American Architecture Prize for the 'Wooden Wave' project installed at BuroHappold Engineering and the Architizer Award for the temporary installation 'Tangential Dreams' at the Burning Man festival. Arthur has given numerous talks including the TedX conference in the USA and has been featured in The New-York Times and Forbes. 

Training Focus

  • Introduction to Grasshopper
  • Advanced Grasshopper
  • DIVA (Daylight & Energy Modelling for Rhino)
  • Kangaroo Physics-based simulation
  • Karamba Structural Analysis
  • Galapagos and Octopus Evolutionary Solvers
  • Tailored Project Specific workflow with Rhino & Grasshopper
  • Interoperability with BIM 
  • C# plugins for Grasshopper
  • Silkworm 3D Printing 
  • Next Limit Maxwell Render

Arthur also delivers the Scheduled Grasshopper Level 1 and Grasshopper Level 2 classes.


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