Visual Storyteller in Digital Media.
I’m Neal, a digital creative with a wild passion for animation, games, tech, and fine art. Now, I know some of you might be thinking, “Oh man, another influencer.” But let me tell you, that’s not my jam. Ain’t nobody got time for editing videos of myself doing funny stunts just to stay trendy and rack up likes, views, and comments.
I’m always on the lookout for new and exciting ways to combine creativity and technology. Sometimes, the tried and tested method is better than reinventing the wheel, you know? But one thing I’ve learned is that having a sound mind and a healthy sense of humour can help you navigate the most challenging environments. My ultimate goal is to merge my love for creative endeavours with my strengths in technical skill sets.
Right now, I’m diving into the world of code to add a new skill to my arsenal of design and animation expertise (specifically 2D Motion Graphics Design). And let’s not forget about Graphic Design and Social Media Content Creation. Oh, and I’ve also been known to write an opinion piece or two for an Esports Community. It’s like throwing spaghetti at a wall and hoping it sticks.
When I have some free time, I work on my podcast where I share tips and mindset advice for aspiring creatives who are just starting out. As a self-taught professional procrastinator, I understand the struggle of seeking guidance when support is limited. I want to help novice designers, animators, illustrators, and more find their unique voices and go out into the world with a little more confidence.
I’m pretty approachable and easygoing, but I also know when to buckle down and get the work done. Sometimes, the work gets messy, chaotic even. That’s when it’s important to remember your “why” and push through to get the project to its final delivery. Finishing a project is more important than getting it perfect.
When approaching a new task, I always ask what comes next, where is this work going and what is needed of this work to be regarded as successful. I believe that the success of a design or an animation is measured against the results delivered by the end application’s results as seen in growth marketing with Paid Media.
I’ve learned a lot about developing digital collateral for marketing purposes in both the B2B and B2C sector, across multiple digital platforms and industries like fintech, animation, eSports, and eCommerce. To stay on top of my game, I’ve been freelancing since 2016 and I’m even a co-owner of Pixelsmith Studios, an online marketplace for illustrators and designers.
On a personal note, I’m a huge fan of small businesses, entrepreneurs, and people who push themselves to be better and do more for themselves and their communities.
So, if you’re looking to know more about me, or just want to grab a cup of coffee, hit me up and let’s chat!
Brands I’ve worked on
And some of these still work with me