UX/UI and Visual Designer, Digital Art Director
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Hello, I'm Neil Kleid; an eighties kid from New Jersey, by way of Detroit. I can draw, I write, I've studied improv comedy and grill a mean burger. As an Experience Designer, I create usable solutions for digital products. As a Digital Art Director, I identify and create teams that craft those solutions by providi… Read More
Hello, I'm Neil Kleid; an eighties kid from New Jersey, by way of Detroit. I can draw, I write, I've studied improv comedy and grill a mean burger. As an Experience Designer, I create usable solutions for digital products. As a Digital Art Director, I identify and create teams that craft those solutions by providing mentorship, empathy and candy.

I started in print, but gradually learned I enjoyed thinking about how to better peoples' lives through design, ultimately solving problems via process, methodology, collaboration, iteration and visual kung fu.

I manage visual curation in terms of both a user's and business's needs, bringing them together in elegant harmony. I’ve been privileged enough to do that across several verticals including co-founding, designing and iterating upon a suite of collecting / casual fantasy apps for the Topps Company, helping establish a global digital collectibles market.

I'm most excited to work with a collaborative team advocating for users and create experiences that better their lives, ideally with a mission that means something to me, my friends and family. For example, a financial or insurance app or website that reduces fear of complex processes—like signing up for a credit card, say, or exploring the best life insurance for one's family—and makes it more welcoming and easy to use. Or educational apps / sites to help my kids learn, grow and better direct themselves in their educational journey.

When away from design, I enjoy baseball, food and pop culture, and have engendered a career writing comics, novels and graphic novels. Read Less
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UX/UI design, hiring and management, app/product design, Adobe CS, Sketch, Invision, Powerpoint/ Office/Keynote, Acrobat, HTML/CSS. Discovery (research), artifacts (customer journey, persona, flows), wireframing, prototyping, visual design.
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