Neil Wade is a Manager for Animated Current Series at Nickelodeon Animation. Born in Chicago, he primarily grew up in Tulsa, Ok. He grew up with a love for drawing, and architecture felt like a natural professional path forward when it came time for college. While Neil was fascinated with the concepts and techniques of architectural and large-scale design, his passion for service and creative storytelling – and Japanese anime, in particular – came to dominate Neil’s attention. Upon graduation, he moved to Japan to teach English, as well as explore the culture behind such wonderful stories! The immersion in the home culture of anime solidified his desire to become an animation professional. Beginning with an internship at Nickelodeon, he began his career in the animation industry, with experience at studios such as Fox Animation and Dreamworks TV.