ILLUSTRATOR & GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Neal was born & raised in the beautiful resort town of Lake Geneva, WI. It is a very inspiring place to grow up. Geneva Lake is a water sport dream come true. It is also a sailing and iceboating mecca.
His client list includes Bank of America, Bank of the West, Birkenstock, California CPA Education Foundation, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Coca Cola, Corona, Facebook, Fiskars, Harley Davidson, Hawaiian Tropic, Kimberly Clark, Kohler, LA Metro Transit Authority, Macy's, Miller Brewing Co., Minor League Baseball, National Park System, Nordstrom, Pepsi, Seattle Aquarium, Sunset Publishing, Target, Texas DOT, Yamaha Pianos, & YMCA.
Neal is a graduate of the Art Institute of Colorado and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2007. The school forced students to learn all aspects of advertising design, including photography, graphic design, life drawing, art history, illustration, and typography. This has all
been useful as his work blurs the lines between illustration, design, advertising and fine art.
He loves simplicity in his images and likes to allow the viewer to fill in the blanks. He is a
big fan & student of pre-60s Americana advertising. His work has been described as 'Using images of the past to communicate concepts of the present'. He loves to connect with the viewer and can make a monolithic corporation feel very approachable and Mayberry-esque.
Neal does logos, posters, icons, illustration, portraits, & private commissions, and has even done some animated TV commercials for Ford & IHOP.
His endless list of awards includes: American Society of Illustrators Annual, Communication Arts Illustration Annual, Graphis Magazine, Print Regional Design Annual, POPAII Gold Medals (POP industry), & the Art Institute of Colorado Hall of Fame.
Let his unique perspective on the world make your company, non-profit org., event, or private comission stand out from the endless sea of group thinkers, and cookie cutter computer generated templates.
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ILLUSTRATORS ANNUAL
COMMUNICATION ARTS ILLUSTRATION ANNUAL
PRINT MAGAZINE REGIONAL DESIGN ANNUAL
POPAII GOLD MEDALS (POP INDUSTRY)
ART INSTITUTE OF COLORADO HALL OF FAME
REGIONAL & NATIONAL ADDYS
NUMEROUS PUBLISHING AWARDS FOR ILLUSTRATIONS IN THE BOOK:
NATIONAL PARKS / A KIDS GUIDE TO AMERICAS PARKS, MONUMENTS, & LANDMARKS