Neal initially set up Hand Drawn Creative with a vision to establish a friendly, approachable creative design studio that should help demystify the design and illustration process and dispel the caricature of the frosty, pretentious graphic designer (no black polonecks in this office!) Using colour, humour and an unabashed love of mid-century design and illustration as his starting point, Neal was soon connecting with clients all over the world with his mod, atomic, retro Americana style!
Neal’s Wife Julie has always been an integral part of the Hand Drawn Creative story. Acting as a Model and Artist's Muse, Julie has always helped and encouraged studio business when time allowed. In 2021, Julie officially came onboard as Studio Manager, bringing a wealth of organisational, budget and management skills to our company after working extensively in the UK Health Sector and Industry. Julie organises studio workflow and deals with finances and client onboarding.