John Everett Morton of Neat and Keen playing guitar

Hi. I’m John Everett Morton and Neat & Keen is the small business I run out of my home. For as long as I can remember I have loved to draw. My BFA from Northern Illinois University is in a discipline called Time Arts, but if I had to do it over again I would have studied illustration or painting. Favorite subjects are usually whimsical and include robots, guitars, and motorcycles.

In addition to artwork I enjoy making music on the side.

What’s Coming Next?

In the coming year I’m hoping to do more of what I love, and that’s making stuff. My home studio is equipped with a screen printing studio and a variety of audio/visual equipment. I’ve dabbled in handmade notebooks, video production, animation, music recording, painting, ice carving, ceramics, and more. Currently I’m considering a number of ways that I can incorporate my talents into possible workshops and services

Don’t forget to visit Neat & Keen on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. It’s the best way to get the latest news from the studio From time to time I feature exclusive giveaways and host local events in and around my studio in DeKalb, Illinois.