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Greetings. I’m Brad Neal, an outcome-driven design leader with a passion for cultivating healthy design culture and delivering excellent product experiences.

My nineteen year career is split equally between agencies and enterprise product design, focusing on enterprise software, AI, FinTech, regulatory compliance, global travel and commerce.

What follows is a carefully curated collection of both my professional and personal design, highlighting some of my most impactful and engaging work. Enjoy.



Having received much investment from great designers who came before me, I constantly look for opportunities to do the same for others. Below are engagements where I’ve had the privilege of speaking on design, sharing my experiences and passion projects. 



The Loop:
IBM & Invision Documentary


This was a special project between IBM and InVision, in which I had the honor of speaking on my experience in the IBM Design program. Growing a design organization from the ground up is a unique challenge. Growing one inside a hundred year old technology company is an endeavor like none other, with lessons aplenty along the way.

TC[D]B & PRINT magazine:
An Industry-Wide Wake-Up Call


Shortly after George Floyd’s murder in 2020 a few friends and I created Tech Can [DO] Better, a non-profit org seeking equitable, measurable, and enforceable policy changes across the tech industry that directly affect present and future Black employees. Our proposal for Achieveing Equity in Tech was well-received (now on v2.0) and well-publicized, partly due to a feature in PRINT spreading the good word.


Equity In Tech:
How We Can Do Better


TC[D]B & General Assembly’s first panel collaboration was particularly timely in 2020 when racial unrest and protests were prevalent. The panel focused on the current landscape of diversity in tech, what is needed to make change, and how individuals can hold their employers accountable for creating lasting impact.
Mental Health in the Workplace: Supporting Black and Brown Professionals

TC[D]B & General Assembly’s follow-up panel shifted from achieving equity in the workplace to the mental health of Black & Brown professionals. This content focused on how we might foster healthier and safer work environments in a world that is particularly chaotic for Black & Brown communities.

IBM & State Of Black Design:
Panel Discussion

In April 2021 IBM partnered with Texas State University to offer Black Design: Past, Present, and Future, a virtual conference centered on developing the Black designer landscape and fostering connections within. I had the distinct honor of speaking on a panel with IBM peers as well as moderating two additional panels with industry peers.
Racial Equity In Design Initiative
Bombas Black Hive Collective Panel
Design Portfolio - Gallery Walk

IBM Racial Equity In Design Podcast: Black Resilience

The Racial Equity In Design initiative consists of multiple teams, the It’s About Time podcast being one of them. I had the great privilege of being featured in episode three of the podcast in a discussion with Initiative Lead and friend, Nigel Prentice. Nigel gave me the platform to speak to my own experience as a Black designer and the strategies I’ve leveraged to find success as a practitioner and leader.

Accolades


2021 was a banner year for the small but mighty IBM OpenPages crew. The result of years spent together collaborating, planning and delivering in unison paid off not only with praise and recognition from our esteemed clients, but industry recognition as well. 
Throughout my career I’ve enjoyed much success growing and leading design organizations, driving business and process transformation, and delivering market-leading product at scale.
If you’re interested in learning more about myself and my work, don’t hesitate to reach out. Many thanks✌🏽  
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