I'm Neil, an English designer based in San Francisco with over 15 years experience in the field. I am adept at leading teams in the design and delivery of experiences rooted in strategy and craft. I love using design to make emotional connections while solving complex 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 their head of brand design I worked closely with the company's most senior leadership to build a dynamic, expansive brand and led a global team 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, Ancestry, McDonalds.
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.