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About Neil Gridley

Neil is a highly experienced Design & Innovation Specialist working with organizations around the globe. He has consulted across many sectors from high technology to healthcare and worked with start-ups, universities and the third sector as well as many blue-chip corporations. Recent clients include 3M, IKEA, The Samaritans and Unilever. Alongside his own practice Neil is also a Design Council Associate, NESTA Associate, and a visiting tutor at the Royal College of Art Service Design Masters course​​.

Neil regularly speaks on the transformative power of design and design thinking, has been featured in a number of books, publications and newspaper articles, and has even made it onto BBC2. Neil has also jointly authored a book “Brand Romance” published by Palgrave McMillan, which describes the essential role of human centred design in the building of a loved brand.




Charities & 3rd Sector




Government & NGO


Start-ups & SMEs


Design & Innovation Consultancies

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