Neil V Fernando is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer based in Manila, Philippines. He is passionate in creating the best visual solutions for illustration, typography, logo design, brand identity with application to business card, letterhead, website, print, poster, and packaging.
He has created illustration and graphic design for industry leaders such as esports team “Fnatic“, advertising agency “Bleubancrouge Canada“, insurance company “Philam Life“, medical company “Portals Pharma“, Filipino social media app “Kumu“, and other small businesses in the Philippines.
In 2017, his work “Pinnacle Financial Identity” won bronze in the Adobo Design Awards Asia – Graphic Designer category. His project “Masterminds“, the iconic duo-tone vector illustration, made him one of the most sought-after Filipino illustrators today. His works were recently featured by Digital Art UK, Adobe Photoshop, Inspiration Grid, Fubiz, Designpiration, Ads of the World, 2017 Stroke Art Fair in Germany and other illustration, graphic design and art blogs.
Neil’s art journey started at a young age with the support of his parents. He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas with a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts, Major in Advertising Arts. He started his career as an Art Director for some of the top advertising agencies in the Philippines namely Tribal DDB Philippines and WOO Consultants where he handled big brands like “Smart Telecommunications“, “San Miguel Corporation“, “Philippine Airlines“, “Lenovo“, and “Universal Robina Corporation“. His graphic design and illustration skills were honed further by his 2-year stint as an art director for Shao Design Co. specializing in branding and packaging, Neil is currently focused on being a freelance illustrator and graphic designer for top companies such as Fnatic.