Posted By Paul Kafasis on December 2nd, 2020
It’s once again time to celebrate an employee milestone here at Rogue Amoeba. Today, we want to honor our designer Neale Van Fleet, who recently hit the five year mark working with us. We’re beyond delighted to celebrate his tenure thus far, which includes countless contributions.
As the sole designer here at Rogue Amoeba, Neale is in charge of just about everything visual. Whether it’s artwork for our blog posts, the design of our web site, or the user interfaces of our applications, you’ve definitely been touched by Neale’s tremendous work.
Since joining us in 2015, he’s made every single one of our products better. That works has included the creation of tremendously well-received new designs for apps including Loopback:
Neale also took charge of our company rebranding, an important effort which produced a more polished logo and brand that still retains a sense of fun.
Neale has also overhauled nearly every corner of our website, added helpful introductory tours to every product we make, powered our Instagram account, and so much more.
A small sample of images from the Rogue Amoeba Instagram account
He’s even written articles for this very blog, and those posts are some of my favorites. In particular, I love his reviews whenever we unveil a major new design, such as his recent look at “The Design of SoundSource 5”.
Neale has produced stellar work while being a great teammate. What more could we ask for?
Looking to the Heavens
Speaking of stellar, let’s briefly discuss Neale’s anniversary gift. To celebrating a five year anniversary, we like to find a personalized gift that will mean something to the recipient. While working on his Everywhere School project, Neale made particular note of some astronomy streams he’d watched with his son. On top of that, Neale and his family recently acquired a small cabin out away from his home city of Montreal.
Those two things inspired us to find what we hoped would be the perfect gift: A top-notch telescope.
Happily, this gift turned out very well indeed. While Neale already had a borrowed telescope, it was low-end, and needed to go back to its owner eventually. Now, Neale has a vastly superior telescope to call his own. It even features a computerized stand, which solves one of the most annoying problems of using a telescope, aiming it at tiny objects millions upon millions of miles away. It should provide many years of stargazing delight.
Since joining Rogue Amoeba, Neale has had a dramatic influence on the appearance and feel of everything we do. Whenever I step back and look at our website or our products, I’m blown away by the level of quality and attention to detail that are a direct result of Neale’s efforts.
Speaking for both the Rogue Amoeba team, and our entire user base, thank you, Neale! We’re delighted with what you’ve done since joining us, and we hope for many more fruitful years together.
P.S. We’re Still Hiring
Once again, a celebration post is coinciding with job openings here at Rogue Amoeba. In addition to the Mac software developer we’ve had open for a bit (we’re taking our time there), we also have an open role for a new Support tech, which we’d like to fill soon.
If you’re interested in joining our team, see our Jobs page, then get in touch. We just might be celebrating you in a few years.