About me

Neel Panchal is a multi-disciplined Creative Director and Graphic Designer born and raised in North West London, UK with over 15 years experience in the industry. His creative experience ranges from design agencies, branding, fashion, food and beverage, and the music industry for the past 7 years.

He is currently the Director of Design at BMG and founder of The Studio, an award-winning creative agency built within BMG which caters to their artists. The Studio has an expansive portfolio which includes global campaigns, festival visuals, album art, bespoke box sets and book design. The Studio team has had the privilege, under Neel's supervision, to work on projects for Fatboy Slim, the Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, Trojan Records, Strictly Rhythm and Kylie Minogue, to name just a few.

As a designer, Neel has continued to follow the principle of concept focus throughout his career ("Anyone can make anything look great, but if there's an idea behind it, it'll have a longer expiry date"), while staying true to a clean minimal (and maxi-minimal) approach.

Neel is relationship driven and takes a philosophical mind-set to briefs: "If it means something to you, we need to understand why - and share this with the world."

Skills

album art, Branding, Creative Direction, Film, Graphic Design, Illustration, Packaging Design, Photography

Sector Experience

Design, Environmental Health, Fashion, Food & Beverages, Health, Music

Awards

Creative Review - Nomination

Clients

BananaTree, BMG, Mute Records,, Skint Records, Trojan Records

Trade Associations

d&ad

Ranking
#83 Ranked Art Director
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Currently No Recommendations
Achievements
Annual 2019 ShortlistFatboy Slim / Pizza Box Set (limited edition)Packaging
Project featured:Stamp Design / Packaging
on 24th February 2014
Project featured:Fatboy Slim / Pizza Box Set (limited edition)
on 20th February 2019
Project featured:Fatboy Slim / Toilet Roll
on 8th August 2019
Project featured:Idris Elba - On Life (Music Lyric Video)
on 5th November 2020
Project featured:Small Axe / TV Series (Branding)
on 23rd August 2021
On the web
Contract
Perm, Freelance, Temp-Perm, Part time, Remote
Skill Level
Senior, Director
Languages
English
Creativepool member since 10 September 2010