Hello I’m Neil, a San Francisco based designer specializing in user experience, interface, product, and brand identity design.
I help startups realize a product vision by partnering with decision-makers to define shared goals, success metrics, and execution strategies.
Born and bred in Scotland I moved to San Francisco when the Internet was heralding the kind of social change that happens once in a lifetime (if you’re lucky).
Occupying design leadership roles at many early interactive agencies, such as Ikonic, iXL, Framfab, and Razorfish I led design on many unique products for a generation of clients forging success in a new era.
I also fell in love with the startup scene joining several high profile companies such as, Quokka Sports and the Convergence Media Group that were helping to shape today’s technology landscape before starting my own successful design studio, 03tilt.
By now I have worked on literally hundreds of products, from early, experimental sports media and social networking applications (Quokka/NBC Olympics, LevisMusic) to re-envisioning music sharing legend Napster, and defining a smart device, content portal for Sony.
Most recently, as design lead at a group of very worthy start-ups I helped create product experiences in markets such as: consumer cloud services (SugarSync, acquired by J2 Global), education technology (StudyBlue), customer analytics (Preact, acquired by Spotify), crowdsourcing/talent marketplace (Appirio/Topcoder, acquired by Wipro), and consumer energy (Choose Energy).
I am currently the co-founder of an exciting, early stage start-up that empowers workers worldwide to succeed and prosper as well as continuing to lead design on new products for my startup clients, including Venture Scanner and StealthForce.