Director, Remote Support Services
Neil Barman has been a Mac user since the early 90's where he started using them in art school, developing extensive knowledge in digital image work and graphic design workflows. This knowledge and experience continued to develop during his intensive schooling in architecture.
While attending the University of Waterloo, Neil received the Microsoft Award for Data Visualization for his work on a visioning and planning project addressing Toronto’s Port Lands.
Neil continuously hones his Mastery of the Apple platform as an Intern Architect in Victoria, BC, and works on contract for a number of leading architecture firms, most of which use Macs.
Neil comes to Mac Zen an advanced user and active support professional for the powerful 2D/3D hybrid application Vectorworks. He continues to develop their support infrastructure and share his knowledge regarding the visual tools of the profession, through training, remote support and as a regular speaker at national Vectorworks conventions. Neil also provides Vectorworks and Sketchup training for individuals and firms wanting to increase their productivity, efficiency and appreciation with these great tools.
Working with Macs daily, Neil operates immersed in some of the most complex, demanding situations and workflows possible. He thrives on empowering other Mac and iOS users to make the most of their devices be it for personal or professional use. Neil’s natural ability to empathize and communicate effectively, make him an excellent support professional with superb insights and skills.
In his downtime, you'll either find him behind the lens of a camera, on his motorcycle, pulling a mean espresso or building LEGO creations with his two fantastic kids.