...News stories, fun stories, sad stories, hopeful stories, inspiring stories, helpful stories, important stories and stories just because. I've told stories written by experts, stories written by novices, I've told stories using photos, using diagrams, using data, stories with no words, stories with lots of words. I've told tall stories and short stories, stories designed to teach readers new things and stories designed to reach new readers. Over the last dozen years you may have read some of these stories. I've told them to huge audiences of newstand buyers, small groups of enthusiasts and an ever growing community of tablet readers. I've told them to sports fans, pop culture lovers, outdoorsmen, retirees, men and women, young and old."
Hailing from the UK town of Preston, Neil began his career in magazines as an art assistant at Harper’s soon after graduation from London’s Central St Martin’s College (where he studied Graphic Design and Illustration). His first gig brought him a 9 month US work visa, lots of opportunities to learn and…no pay. Neil joined the art department of Sports Illustrated in 2001 and worked his way up the ranks over 6 years to become the deputy Art Director. Field & Stream followed in November of 2006 with a brief to reinvigorate the product both in print and online. The subsequent print redesign won a Gold Member's Choice Medal at the Society of Publication Designers Pub 46 Awards, was a finalist for SPD's best redesign of 2009 medal and a Gold “Ozzie” at the 2008 Folio awards. During Neil’s time at Field & Stream the magazine was nominated for 6 ASMEs (National Magazine Awards) including a win for General Excellence in 2009 and a host of other SPD medals and merit wins.
As deputy design director of People, Jamieson lead a crew of 20 designers and production staff and notably spear-headed the launch of their hugely successful digital magazine for the ipad, the first app of its kind to sell subs through itunes. Jamieson's second tablet launch for Time Inc. was Money in 2011, an app which has subsequently been nominated for 2012 "App of the Year" by both ASME and The Society of Publication Designers (SPD). The print redesign of Money has also been recognized by SPD, a society which, in 2012 elected Jamieson as their president after having served on the board of directors since 2010. Taking over as Creative Director of the innovative digital publishing studio Joe Zeff Design in the summer of 2013 Neil expanded his resume to include corporate and institutional clients including JPMorgan, Honeywell, AARP, Notre Dame University, One World Trade Center and more.
Neil and his wife live in New York with their two children who can't get enough of Daddy's story telling...or so he thinks