Neil Freese is a designer, artist, problem solver, coffee obsessive, world traveler and prolific doer of creative things.
As co-founder of Hup, Neil is calling on his extensive experience as a creative collaborator to help build a sharing platform that emphasizes the collaborative spirit at the heart of today's idea economy.
Neil most recently served as assistant director for web and digital media for California Institute of Integral Studies, where he oversaw the design and development of the University's website, the strategic direction of digital marketing campaigns, and the creation of dynamic multimedia content. At CIIS, Neil continues to serve as an assistant professor in the Master of Fine Arts Department.
Neil exhibits artwork throughout the San Francisco Bay Area in solo shows and as a member of the Champagne and Nettles art collective. He recently ended a three-year run as co-curator of Classic Cars West Gallery, a member gallery of the world-famous Oakland Art Murmur.
With a master's degree in journalism, Neil has worked as a newspaper reporter and a copy editor, and writing remains a passion that he exercises through his travel blog.
Neil lives in Berkeley, Calif., with his wife, Emily, and his daughter, Marlow.
American Red Cross
Anne Bluethenthal and Dancers
California Institute of Integral Studies
Champagne & Nettles Art Collective
Classic Cars West Gallery
The Curiosity Shoppe
John F. Kennedy University
Mission at Tenth Inter-arts Journal
Oakland Art Murmur
Startup and Tech Mixer
University of California, Davis
University of California, San Francisco
The W Hotel San Francisco