Profile

With over 15 years experience in the design industry I am adept at the design and delivery of experiences rooted in craft and strategic thinking at the intersection of brand and product.

Prior to joining Method I was Head of Visual Design for the prestigious global architecture firm Grimshaw. I helped Grimshaw define and extend their brand across four continents overseeing a team of international designers in the creation of events and exhibitions, digital tools and publications.

At Method my work has included the crafting of seamless, expansive brand experiences for biometric security firm, Clear; envisioning smarter ways to detect the signal from the noise in clinical trials for MedAvante and enabling a bold new direction in insurance software solutions for Duck Creek.

Outside of work Neil I music production, painting and taking in the view from my apartment in Buena Vista heights, San Francisco.

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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.