In 2013 he packed up his strong work ethic, no bullshit ethos, and laid-back attitude and moved to California. His first stop was “the class”: Doc Guthrie’s legendary sign painting program at Los Angeles Trade Tech College. While slinging paint and learning to use a mahl stick he freelanced his way through the LA design scene. In 2015 he joined Mathew Foster at Radical Co-Operative. Together they built the small agency from scratch – focusing on ground-up identities for emerging businesses and distinctive graphics for long standing brands. RADCO's client roster grew to include everything from LA's best NY style pizza chain, to venture backed start-ups, and the global brand Nike. After 4 years at RADCO, Neil moved north to the orange-scented Ojai valley and began work in the apparel graphics department at Patagonia.
Neil’s style has been described as analog, old school, hand-done, or his personal favorite: “blue collar”. He has a fluency in illustration and hand lettering combined with a graphic designer’s foundation in layout, composition, and typography. He creates art for commercial purposes: unique graphics that reveal the human hand.
Neil has worked with clients large and small, independently, at agencies, and in-house. He has honed his practice of commercial art over many years. This practice stretches from screens to printed matter, physical products, signage, interiors, and beyond.
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Clients: Patagonia, Nike, Steelcase, Orvis, Califia Farms, Herman Miller, Warner Music, Topo Chico, Alta Motors, Bow & Arrow, 213 Hospitality, Hauser & Wirth, Haworth, Merrell, The Hundreds, See See Motorcycles
Pro bono (via Patagonia Action Works): California Wilderness Coalition, Friends of the Inyo, Los Angeles Waterkeeper, Climate First Ventura, California Rivers & Lands Conservancy, California Farmer Justice Collaborative