With over 30 years’ experience as a designer, Neil initially worked in art museums, then as director of Eyework Design, which he founded in 1989. In 2004 Eyework merged with Base Two where Neil worked as a creative director until 2016. Neil’s portfolio spans both the corporate and arts sectors, his experience ranging from brand development and annual reports, to exhibition and graphic design for prominent New Zealand art galleries and museums. Neil is of Kāi Tahu, Kāti Mamoe, Ngāti Kahungunu and Pākehā descent and is a graduate of Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland. He is a trustee of Paemanu Ngāi Tahu Contemporary Arts Trust and was the 2011 recipient of the Marti Friedlander Photography Award.