Tim Neal


Born and raised in Saskatchewan, and one of the very few First Nations Creative Directors for advertising and design in Canada. Career focus is to develop a broad and encompassing portfolio for First Nations businesses and expand and modernize their visual communications. His work is usually layered with culture, vernacular, and irreverence.

EDUCATED as a graphic designer with an emphasis on print design and visual communications. MENTORED as a specialist in visual identity design and application. EXPERIENCED at leading full advertising campaigns utilizing all forms of media for clients of all sizes.

Eighteen years working within the marketing, advertising and design professions has placed primary focus on delivering clear and relevant messaging. The opportunity of leading an advertising agency developed the ability to engage creatives, client relations, suppliers, clients and stakeholders. Work experience has been accrued through positions in three Saskatoon based advertising agencies as well as his own studio.

Client’s have included municipal, provincial, national and international organizations and companies that range in size from startups to multinationals.

Tim spends his spare time developing ways to promote the Design and Advertising profession in Saskatchewan. He co-founded the largest design and advertising show in the province – The Elevator Awards. He is currently developing and testing a design/ advertising course called The Preparatory which has the mandate to help First Nations youth develop portfolio and conceptual skills – a Saskatchewan first. He’s created and executed a recurring design-themed art show called S P R E A D. When not working on these projects he has committed hundreds of hours to various other local design committees and interests such as The Graphic Designers of Canada, and Premier’s Awards.