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MEET NICK LONGO

Nick Longo is a lover of all things "branding." Born and raised in Southern California, he leads Longo Designs, a food & beverage based branding studio focusing on strategic, story-telling design. In addition, In addition to being a design instructor at his alma mater, California State University, Northridge, Nick also co-hosts the Deeply Graphic Designcast, plus he produces and hosts the Office Hours show on Adobe Live. Previously, Nick co-managed Equity Marketing, a leading promotional products company in Los Angeles, overseeing custom retail product development for clients such as Kellogg’s, Kohl’s, Burger King, Macy’s, Kraft Foods, DreamWorks, and Starbucks. He has partnered with over 150 internationally known entertainment brand licenses and has successfully developed 1000+ product launches in various industries.

 

Currently available for In-person or Virtual Keynotes, Workshops, Corporate Bootcamps, Hostings or any Creative Conference needs.

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VIDEO APPEARANCES

PAST SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Adobe Max 2020

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Freshly Tapped - California Craft Beer Summit

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CAREER WEEK - UCLA

A crash course in preparing your most powerful portfolio! This talk specifically helps graduating seniors or young creatives identify their unique story and apply it to their portfolio. Plus, it dives into online presence and LinkedIn tips and trick to help navigate any job search.

UCLA - GUEST SPEAKER

An all-encompassing 3-day intensive career development camp aimed to prepare students to pursue their career goals with clarity and confidence! Topics included: Enhancing Your Resume, Practicing Interviewing, Networking with Professionals, Learning from your Peers and Developing an Action Plan. 

Adobe Live - Packaging Process

Learn from creative executive and senior lecturer Nick Longo as he develops branding elements and packaging designs for a fictional company that specializes in snacks for kids ‘SNIX SNAX.’ Today, Nick teaches us how to think about and prepare for a design project. His overview of brand discovery will teach you us to ask the right questions and develop a successful story. Learn how to understand your clients and bring emotion into your designs!

Telling Your Story - General Assembly

An energetic workshop, taking 200 creative individuals through a story-telling exercise. Giving them an unique point of view to help write their own story and incorporate it throughout their digital footprint. 

Portfolio Tips - UCLA School of Arts

A walk through the portfolio process of a graduating design student. Highlighting a collective checklist of advise from creative directors nation-wide. 

Branding Bootcamp - General Assembly

A one day workshop at General Assembly's Santa Monica campus.helping students create a branded logo in a day. At the end of this eight hour course, each student leaves with a custom logo and graphic standards guide to use for their small business.

SEO Tips for Your Website

A crash course in SEO, highlighting unique tips and tricks to help attendees understand  search optimization for their websites. We also cover the Wix.com platform and all the SEO features in the software.

Website Branding 101

A presentation for small business owners, giving them hands on branding advice for their website. 

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