Top
adidas-gif.gif
 

jump to section

 
 

 

Smart Design
2015 - present

Since joining the Smart Design team 3 years ago, I've made a lasting impact on the ID team and culture while growing from an intern to a Staff II designer. Smart has taught me an immense amount about design, particularly working efficiently when handling multiple projects in different fields. I've had the privilege of leading both individual and team projects with several major clients, and have produced successful work that has led to return clients and lasting relationships. I've collaborative closely with Engineers, Interaction Designers, Strategists, and Business Development staff to touch every part of the design process, from building pitch assets for potential clients, to refining factory samples in coordination with overseas suppliers.

Other responsibilities:

  • ID talent acquisition

  • internship coordinator and mentor

  • leading ID inspiration trips to NYC art galleries

  • happy hour ambassador

 

Recommendations:

Neil was a joy to work with from day one. He brings an enthusiasm and hunger to learn to all aspects of his work and channels it into solving complex design challenges. Neil is a great team player and is always willing to go the extra mile for his team mates bringing that extra burst of energy when needed most. Neil and I worked closely together on a number of projects and I could always rely on him to over deliver on whatever was asked of him. I would highly recommend Neil and would love the opportunity to work with him again.- Linden Evans, Senior Designer @ Smart Design 

 

Having known Neil as a colleague at Smart Design, I can confidently say that his design superpower is resourcefulness. He also approaches design in such a multifaceted way. He recognizes that design is so much more than sketching and CAD, although he is very good at both. He understands it is about relationship-building, storytelling and human connection. At his young age, he has a design maturity beyond his years. It was my pleasure to have worked with Neil.
- Joey Zeledon, Senior Designer @ Smart Design

 
Smart logo_dark_gray.jpg
 

selected clients

brands.png
 
 
frabill-01-01.png

Frabill Trophy Haul Landing Nets

Smart Design
Fall 2017

 
 
09272018_web_exports_Page_15.jpg
giphy.gif
09272018_web_exports_Page_26.jpg
giphy power extend.gif

Power Extend prototype_001

giphy power  2.gif

Power Extend prototype_002

 
09272018_web_exports_Page_27.jpg
 
Page_28_update.jpg
final-gif_A02.gif
09272018_web_exports_Page_29.jpg
09272018_web_exports_Page_31.jpg
 

OXO Good Grips

2015 - present

 
 
 

OXO Compact Cold Brew

Smart Design
Fall 2016

 
 
 
gx-01_SMALL.png

Gatorade Gx System Components

Smart Design
Fall 2016

 
 
 
 
nike urban legend-01_small.png
 

Nike Urban Legend

Senior Thesis / Collaboration with Nike
2014 - 2015

neil_kwiatkowski_nike_interview_reduced_size_Page_05.jpg
 
 
$23-01_small.png

Personal Projects + Other Fun Stuff

 

HELIOT EMIL

Freelance work
2018

 
 

$23

2016
Sharpie - Colored Pencil - Flar Pen - United States Currency

 

Neon + Plants

2018
Glass tubing - Electricity - Argon Gas - Metal Pot - Aloe barbadensis plant

 
 

Skateboards + Plants

2017
Skate Deck - Sharpie - Acrylic - Soil - Philodendron cordatum plant

 
 

Skateboards + Sharpies

2015
Skate Deck - Sharpie

 
full+board.jpg



NIKE Football Equipment

May 2018 (in progress)
Personal project

prototyping - glove

prototyping - shin pad

 

thank you for your time and consideration.