Born in England, Neil studied Graphic Design at Plymouth College of Art and Design and Somerset College of Arts and Technology. Originally influenced by the decorative, deconstructed and multi-layered style of post-punk album sleeves of the eighties and early nineties, the work has gradually shifted towards the rejection of decorative elements, instead finding comfort in themes of objectivity and minimalism.
The current work is based on an interest in timelessness through the strict application of geometry, the lack of human emotion, frugality of colour, abstraction and the absence of distinction between design and the printing process, which is seen as intrinsic, rather than separate practises.
Migrating to Australia in 2008, initially living and working in rural Western Australia, Neil now lives in Melbourne where he works as a freelance graphic designer for various independent studios. Freelance engagements see him producing work in a wide range of sectors for start-ups through to large Australian organisations.
A strong work ethic and a natural will to order underpin a relentless process of reduction and refinement, resulting in work that is often described as ‘clean’. His life experiences have compelled him to point the focus of his personal work towards cultural enrichment via themes of social justice and the promotion of music, arts and culture.
If you are a studio who needs extra assistance and would like to book Neil for a freelance engagement, please don’t hesitate to enquire by email for day rates and availability.
New business enquiries
Neil is always happy to hear from forward-thinking, design-led clients. If you have a project you’d like to discuss, please send him an email and he’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
Copywriting, editorial design, environmental design, graphic design, graphic identity, layout, naming, packaging design, photography, publication design, wayfinding, website design.