Most people who know what I do, know me for my type design antics at Positype, but few know that I am an avid, obsessive letterer and calligrapher. I kinda got tired of people NOT knowing this, so… well, I created a platform in Swash & Kern to showcase my lettering exploits and provide a conduit for me to share printed pieces. Oh yeah, and to branch out and do even more lettering and custom type work professionally.
So, if you want me to…
make some pretty letters for you,
create a custom typeface for you,
put on a lettering workshop for you and your organization…
If you want me to letter your wedding invites…
this is not the droid you are looking for.
Neil finally realized a long-standing dream by finally admitting his addiction to type and lettering design, 'broke the surly bonds of earth', by admitting that type design was not a hobby. As a result, he has begun to commit fully his time and creative energies to type design, calligraphy and the lettering arts—while enjoying being a dad and a husband.
As a typeface designer, he has published over 60 typeface families (that's over 500 fonts) and produced numerous custom typefaces for clients worldwide. You cannot watch TV, go online, or shop in your local grocery store without possibly seeing one of his fonts being used. Neil's fonts are released through such well-known distributors like TypeTrust, MyFonts, Veer, Fontshop, T26, and YouWorkForThem.
Victoria's Secret, PINK, id Software, Discovery Channels, Panera, Qdero Pateo, ABC, MTV, TLC, HP, G4TV (that's enough acronyms), Sony/Tristar, The American Music Awards all sit on his client list.
Communication Arts, HOW Magazine, PAGE, Creative Review, Art4D, CreateOnline, Creative Arts are some of the recent publications with his work in it.
Typography 31: The Annual of the Type Directors Club, TypoLyrics, Typodarium 2011, IndieFonts2 and IndieFonts3 are some of the books he has appeared in.
Board of Directors
Society of Typographic Aficionados
Type Directors Club
TDC2 2011, Type Directors Club Certificate of Excellence in Type Design
Communication Arts, Typography Annual 1: Type Design
Communication Arts, Typography Annual 1: Poster Design
FontShop, Best Selling Typefaces of 2010 Magneta
TDC2 2010, Type Directors Club Certificate of Excellence in Type Design