10 Things I’ve Learned by Working Hard & Being Ballsy

Nikki Villigomez has learned a lot over the 23 years she has been a graphic design professional. In this talk, Nikki will proudly share her failures and triumphs as she takes the audience on a 10-step journey of the lessons she has learned along the way. Nikki has been an in-house designer, a freelancer, a stay at home mom, and an educator. Currently, she serves as Chief Marketing Officer at Bernard Robinson & Company, L.L.P. (BRC) in Charlotte, NC. Come listen to Nikki share real-life lessons that she wishes someone had told her when she was an emerging designer!


Nikki Villagomez is a nationally recognized speaker on typography. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a BFA in Graphic Design. After working as a designer in New York City, she moved to her home state of South Carolina where she became a fulltime freelancer. Nikki is the founder and former president of the South Carolina chapter of AIGA. She has been an educator teaching Graphic Design and Typography at the University of South Carolina and the University of Akron. Currently, Nikki lives in Charlotte, NC and serves as Chief Marketing Officer for Bernard Robinson & Company, L.L.P. (BRC), a CPA and advisory firm. She has maintained her blog, culture+typography, for over 10 years. You can follow along here.

Instagram: @nikki_vz
Twitter: @nikki_vz


Students & Educators: $5
Professionals: $15
Please note:This is an intimate event with limited tickets available.


6:30 PM: Mix and Mingle
7:00 PM: Introductions
7:15 PM: Nikki Villagomez’s Talk
8:15 PM: Q&A
8:25 PM: Closing remarks


The Bruxton Group
8569 Higuera St.
Culver City, CA 90232


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The Bruxton Group is a boutique creative agency located in Los Angeles, CA. We are masters of collaboration using sound insights and strategy that leads to great creative output. We dive deep into the foundations of what makes a brand, a brand and create timeless identities and product experiences digitally and offline.


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When & Where
Wed, Oct 25, 2023 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM PDT
The Bruxton Group
8569 Higuera Street
Culver City, CA 90232