@VEKKING

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With a wide-range of visual art and design skills, superior capacity to adapt to project-specific needs, and the proven ability to continually grow his knowledge, Vek Neal exceeds expectations! With over two decades of experience and creating countless pieces of art, Vek is a highly creative idea coach, senior designer and contemporary artist. Based in Atlanta, GA his work is in both public and private collections and has been housed in several art galleries and exhibits including the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs Elevate ATL, PROPAGANDA at Facet Gallery by Soapgoods Creative, and the A3C Festival.

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Art Features

2020 Juneteenth Takeover at the historic Flatiron Building in Atlanta. 8x10ft Wheat paste public art.
2019 Sankofa-fa Exhibition at 5380 Studios in Stone Mountain, GA
2019 Exhibited in ARTiculate ATLanta showcase at Mason Fine Art Gallery
2019 Photo and Collage Collaboration for Dead Ringers Vol. 3 at Future Gallery Atlanta
2019 Album Cover and Booklet Photography for the band Electric Sons
2018 VEKKING Book release at Peters Street Station
2018, 2017, 2014 Cover Art design for Sean Fahie's "Chocolate Cover Honey Buns", "Things About Women" and Letters to Lovers Who Love To Hate Me"
2018 Cover Art graphic design for Vanessa Huang and UpSet Press "Quiet of Chorus" book of poems
2018, 2017 Artwork feature at Carroll Street Cafe
2018 Video Edited and Co Direction with Charles Edward Williams "Untitled (son)"
2018 Mercedes Benz in Lenox Mall Retail Popup Store - Art Mirror featured
2018, 2016 Jack Daniel's Art Beats + Lyrics Traveling Exhibition
2017 Little Black Book Art and Music Event at Sound Table Curated Valentines day Installation
2017 Uneasy Art Exhibition at Parlor House Gallery
2017 One Music Fest featured Artist in Artist Village Gallery Tent
2017 Public Art for SOS (Signs of Solidarity ATL) in Atlanta
2017 shot and directed Jack Preston's Music video "Future's End"
2016 Asiya Khasnutdinova's 15-Minute Vacay Workouts - Fitness Photography book I captured all the photos
2016 Facet Gallery Propaganda Exhibition
2016 Extension Exhibition at Studio N0. 7 - A Collaborative Art Exhibition with Mary-Kestin Hassiots
2015 Portrait feature on AfroPunk's web gallery
2015 UNDO Magazine & Web - Portrait of Myrna Photoshoot spread
2015 Atlanta Renaissance Exhibition at City of Ink Gallery
2015 Unposed Solo Exhibition Sponsored by Dos Equis and Czarnowski at Studio No. 7
2015 City of Atlanta, Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs / Elevate 2015 Artist - shipping container made gallery in the heart of downtown

Awards / Accolades

2019 Selected as a member for the City of Atlanta’s Beltline Public Art Advisory Council
2018 Finalist for Creative Loafing's Best of Atlanta in the field of Photography
2018 NPR City Lights - book interview
2018 Vekking Book Release with Lulu Publishing
2018 Pabst Blue Ribbon Sound Society: Two of Atlanta's breakthrough artist (Bosco and Frko) in commercial
2018 Upworthy Collaboration with State Farm Commercial featuring Emman "Small Eyez" Twe
2017 9to5.tv The Bench show with fellow artist Sean Fahie, George Gomez, Gavin Bernard
2016 Digital Good Times Podcast episode 61 Interview
2015 The Artifact episode 5 on ABLradio - interview with Lourdes Sukari
2015 A part of a short film by Artemus Jenkins and Christmas in July Productions "If You Know The Words"
2016 The Influencers Present: How to be a Creative ... Dealing with Depression - interview
2015 The Influencers Present on ABLradio - Interview about my art
2015 OpenTV Presents Rashayla Marie Brown's "Reality Is Not Good Enough" - camera 2 video and commentary in show
2015 GSU TV interview feature speaking about Elevate and my art
2014 ABLradio, arts + crafts interview


Education

BFA at SCAD
2001 – 2004 Savannah, GA

Specialties

  • Big Ideas
  • Global Campaign Strategies
  • Capturing Compelling Imagery
  • Provide inspiration that brings ideas to life
  • Creative Strategy
  • Direction
  • Photography
  • Working well with Copywriter
  • Lead creative(s)
  • Videography

Skills

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Apple Keynote
  • Apple ScreenFlow
  • Basic HTML