I'm Neil, an English designer based in San Francisco with over 15 years experience in the field. I am adept at the design and delivery of experiences rooted in strategy and craft. I am a passionate advocate for harnessing the emotional potency of design to solve strategic problems.
Originally hailing from Manchester I cut my teeth in the cultural and musical scenes of my hometown, starting my career at the legendary Factory Records, before seeking my fortune in London. There I began my sojourn at the prestigious global architecture firm Grimshaw which took me to New York.
As Grimshaw's Head of Brand Design I worked closely with the company's most senior leadership to define and extend their brand across four continents, overseeing a cross-office team of designers in the creation of interactive exhibitions, digital tools, publications and brand systems.
As an Associate Director at Method I have led the design of brand and product experiences in collaborative teams. As well as the work shared on this site for medium size startups I've also worked for global brands like Google and Ancestry.
Like many of my ilk I am a cultural sponge and an autodidact with a love of eclecticism and new juxtapositions. I'm an occasional painter, a regular music maker and an obsessive photographer.