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, although I don’t play as much these days being employed full-time outside of this business that I am trying to grow. One of my bucket list items is to record a full length album even if I only sell five copies to friends and family.

Most of my working life has been spent in areas concerning manufacturing and logistics. My hope is to draw from that experience to bring my own ideas into the world.

Don’t forget to visit Neat & Keen on Facebook and Instagram. From time to time I feature exclusive giveaways and host local events in and around my studio in DeKalb, Illinois.