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Future proof, High impact product

I first started programming in BASIC on an IBM PCjr in 1985. Things have changed considerably since then. Retina displays, machine learning, and ubiquitous connectivity make this an exciting time to design products that blur the traditional boundaries between physical and digital spaces. With multiple patents in A.I. driven interfaces, I see an amazing future ahead for humanity.

Product · Venmo


TV Interface · Fios


Hardware · Fios TV One


Tablet + Mobile · Fios TV


App · My Fios


Site · Epicurious.com


Site · Style.com


Site · Start Here, Go Places.


Site · Stride Gum


Building Disruptive, Transformative Businesses

Sure, these are buzzwords that everyone throws around. It's easy to want to be distruptive, much harder to take the risks needed to get there. Understanding how markets shift and what customers really want establishes the clarity and vision needed to inspire organizations to change the world.



Dasher


Iconic, Era-Defining Brands

We live in an age when products are brands (and brands are products). A deep understanding of the purpose and mission behind a brand and how to get that message across in the market is essential. Connecting that with a great product, building trust, and establishing loyalty is unstoppable.

Brand · Venmo


Campaign · Lucas uses Venmo


Brand · Royal Caribbean Connect


Brand · Caymankind


Campaign · HSBC Wimbledon Unlock


“If I were not a physicist...” – Einstein

I crossed the 10,000 hour mark practicing the piano many years ago. That has translated into some very unexpected professional opportunities in the arts. Here's a few that make me feel good to be alive.

Founder · Wildlife Control


Music · Various Artists


Goodbye, for now

Please contact me via email — neil(at)neilshah.com

Credits by Vertical
Finance / Banking
  • Venmo/PayPal - brand, product, comms · Creative Director · 2013, 2014
  • Bank of America - Hi-Res Biosolutions · Agency: Red Thread/Limebeat · Composer/Producer · 2012
  • Transamerica - Tomorrow · Agency: Refinery · Composer/Producer · 2011
  • HSBC - Wimbledon Unlock · Agency: JWT · Lead Creative Technologist · 2010
  • American Express - Webisode · Direct Client · Composer/Producer · 2010
  • Citibank - Thank You Rewards · Agency: Young & Rubicam · Role: Designer/Developer · 2005
Telecom / Automotive / Education / Energy / Fashion / Retail / Tech
  • Verizon - consumer products and innovation · Head of Design · 2016-2019
  • Hyundaiusa.com - Site · Agency: iCrossing · Director Digital Product · 2008
  • Lincoln Tech - Site · Agency: iCrossing · Director Digital Product · 2007
  • Carney Sandoe & Associates - Site · Agency: iCrossing · Role: Director Digital Product · 2007
  • Style.com - Site · Publisher: Condé Nast · Senior Designer/Developer · 2006, 2007
  • Microsoft - TechEd Sites · Agency: Young & Rubicam · Designer/Developer · 2004/2005
  • AT&T - 411 Site · Agency: Young & Rubicam · Designer/Developer · 2005
  • Chevron - Will You Join Us · Agency: Young & Rubicam · Lead Designer/Developer · 2005, 2006
Travel/Hospitality/Tourism
  • Royal Caribbean - Nation of Why Not · Agency: JWT · Creative Technologist · 2011
  • Cayman Islands Tourism - Caymankind · Agency: Chowder/Limebeat · Songwriter · 2011
  • Hilton - Branded Sites · Agency: iCrossing · Director Digital Product · 2008
  • Concierge.com - Site · Publisher: Condé Nast · Designer/Developer · 2006
Consumer Packaged Goods / Food & Beverage
  • Stridegum.com - Site · Agency: JWT · Lead Creative Technologist · 2011
  • O’Charly’s - Save and Crave · Agency: Merkely + Partners/Limebeat · Role: Instrumentalist/Vocalist · 2011
  • Applebees - Two for Twenty · Agency: McCann Erickson/Limebeat · Role: Arranger · 2009
  • Epicurious.com - Site · Publisher: Condé Nast · Designer/Developer · 2006, 2007
  • Philip Morris - QuitAssist Site · Agency: Young & Rubicam · Lead Designer/Developer · 2005
Honors and Recognitions
  • J.D. POWER WINNER - Verizon · 2018
  • PC MAGAZINE READERS CHOICE WINNER - Verizon · 2018
  • CIO 100 WINNER - Verizon · 2018
  • J.D. POWER WINNER - Verizon · 2017
  • PC MAGAZINE READERS CHOICE WINNER - Verizon · 2017
  • CIO 100 WINNER - Verizon · 2017
  • J.D. POWER WINNER - Verizon · 2016
  • PC MAGAZINE READERS CHOICE WINNER - Verizon · 2016
  • BANK INNOVATION COOLEST BRANDS WINNER - Venmo · 2015
  • NEW MEDIA AWARDS WINNER - Venmo · 2015
  • PYMNTS Innovation Award - Venmo · 2014
  • Latin Grammy Award (nominee) - Reconocer · Pamela Rodriguez · 2012
  • HSMAI Silver Adrian Award - Caymankind · Cayman Islands Tourism · 2012
  • Webby · Food & Beverage - epicurious.com · Condé Nast · 2011
  • Webby · Food & Beverage - epicurious.com · Condé Nast · 2010
  • JBF Award · Food Website - epicurious.com · Condé Nast · 2009
  • Caples Award - Willyoujoinus.com · Chevron · 2008
  • Webby · Fashion - style.com · Condé Nast · 2008
  • W3 Award - epicurious.com · Condé Nast · 2008
  • W3 Award - style.com · Condé Nast · 2008
  • IAC Award · Best Energy Interactive Application - Willyoujoinus.com · Chevron · 2008
  • JBF Award · Food Website - epicurious.com · Condé Nast · 2008
  • AME Award - startheregoplaces.com · AICPA · 2007
  • MPA Award · Best Online Community - epicurious.com · Condé Nast · 2007
  • MPA Award · Best Mobile Strategy - epicurious.com · Condé Nast · 2007
  • MPA Award · Fashion Site of the Year - style.com · Condé Nast · 2007
  • Webby · Associations - startheregoplaces.com · AICPA · 2007
  • Effie Award - Willyoujoinus.com · Chevron · 2007
  • Webby · Fashion - style.com · Condé Nast · 2006
  • Webby · Food & Beverage - epicurious.com · Condé Nast · 2006
  • WMA WebAward - startheregoplaces.com · AICPA · 2006