Neil Smith

Neil trained at Canterbury College of Art in the late seventies. He joined Lloyd Northover in 1982 where he became Associate Director, working on major identity and literature programmes for BAA, Courtaulds, British Airways and BT.

In 1986 he founded GIANT and continued to produce work for a wide variety of clients including The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Arts Council, The British Council and Vauxhall Motors. In 1997 he headed GIANT's design team at the Labour Party's Millbank headquarters producing the manifesto and other campaign material, helping the Party to their historic election victory.

Neil set up Howdy in 1999 with business partner Sharon Clampin. Neil's work has won a number of awards and nominations over the years, and has appeared in D&AD annuals. Away from his desk he rides his bike, strums his guitar, plays football, supports Chelsea and draws naked ladies.

Neil oversees and leads the creative direction of all projects at Howdy.