Josh Neal

Josh Neal - Designer

Worcestershire, United Kingdom

I use digital and traditional techniques, to create bold and colourful illustrations for short fiction magazines and editorials

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Overview

Since leaving University I have worked on numerous high profile projects from Computer Arts Magazine to the New York food magazine, 'Put A Egg On It'. I am currently staff illustrator for a short fiction magazine called Open Pen magazine.

Recently I have illustrated for a drumming book, for American drummer Jimmy Kadesch, who has performed on the Conan O'Brien show. My latest work has focused on starting my own small collaborative press, called Muster Press, which provides an opportunity to collaborate and create artist led project's. We produce a variety of work, from children's books, to indie comics so I can adapt my style to fit and complement most genres.

Through every project I bring my bold style and match it to what my client needs, ensuring their work is able to shine through with the help of my illustrations

Fiction
Anthologies
Children's Picture Books
Comics & Graphic Novels
Humor & Comedy
Literature
Non-Fiction
Art
Children's Books (Non-Fiction)
Comics (non fiction)
Publishing

Certifications

  • BA (HONS) Design: illustration

Work experience

Print Designer

Mail Boxes Etc
May, 2016 – Present (over 2 years)

Currently I am working at Mail Boxes Etc as a Print Designer. I have numerous responsibilities, from preparing artwork for print, to designing logo's and artwork for clients. Every day is a different challenge, whether it's designing a business card or preparing layout's for an article.

Portfolio (1 selected work)

Open Pen Anthology

Will Ashon, Darren Lee, Ian Green, Peter Higgins, Ben Byrne, Jo Gatford

Open Pen has quickly become the coolest literary fiction magazine around. Now nationwide, Open Pen continues to attract new readers of that ilk, and is generating somewhat of its own literary movement through its ever-growing following. The Open Pen Anthology is a celebration of that, and a celebration of its authors. Inside you'll find some of our favourite stories from the last five years, a... read more

Open Pen has quickly become the coolest literary fiction magazine around. Now nationwide, Open Pen continues to attract new readers of that ilk, and is generating somewhat of its own literary movement through its ever-growing following. The Open Pen Anthology is a celebration of that, and a celebration of its authors. Inside you'll find some of our favourite stories from the last five years, a... read more

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