Darold is back with another episode of Passion Behind The Arts and this week he’s sitting down with Nick Longo. Nick Longo is a designer, educator, and one of the co-hosts from The Deeply Graphic DesignCast, one of the first podcasts that highlighted graphic designers.
As Nick recalls his childhood, he talks about being drawn to creative toys. He loved to draw, and because he never considered it his strongest skill, he devoted himself to work on ways to better express himself creatively. As a collegiate student, he was introduced to graphic design from one of his best friends. After graduating, he had the opportunity to work closely with an art director who taught him invaluable lessons about timelines and client relations. Another of his jobs would allow him to pay homage to his childhood by giving him the opportunity to design toys. He also talks about the times he took bold steps that resulted in him getting the opportunity to co-host at The Deeply Graphic DesignCast and become a professor at his alma mater.