Neil Freese is a designer, artist, teacher, photographer, coffee obsessive, and world traveler. He is the creative lead for the Marketing and Arts Programs of the ASUC Student Union at the University of California, Berkeley, and teaches graphic design at the Berkeley Art Studio.
As creative lead, Neil oversees the design of physical and digital marketing pieces promoting the ASUC Student Union’s student services and programs and mentors a team of student designers.
Prior to joining the ASUC Student Union, Neil was the 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 also served 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 travel essays.
Neil lives in Berkeley, Calif., with his wife, Emily, and his daughter, Marlow Poppy.
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