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Lonnie Tapia

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Lonnie has 14-years experience in business, strategy, design and branding. He has worked with some of the world’s biggest brands including AOL, Whole Foods Market, L.L.Bean, Panera, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), Aetna, ULTRA Diamonds, Crowne Plaza Hotel, National Education Association (NEA), Mariano’s, PING Golf, TMPL by David Barton, Willis Tower, Prudential Plaza, Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University, Nu Finish Car Polish, California Pools & Spas, Sterling Bay, Rythm Cannabis, The Welcome to America Project, IST Austria, Gibson’s, Arizona State University, and Roka Akor.

His client work has been featured in The New York Times, Bloomberg, Vanity Fair, Elle, Instyle, People, GQ, Details, LA Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Wine & Spirits.

He held board of directors positions on the American Institute of Graphic Arts, produced and co-wrote a best-selling book on packaging that has been translated into eight different languages titled Best Practices in Packaging, and is a founding member of several Phoenix and Chicago-based cultural institutions.

He teaches gay and queer men how to take self-portraits using a concept communication system he’s developed in his career to brand campaigns, product and experiences. Lonnie’s personal photography has been featured on many Instagram accounts including Queerty, Hoscos, and SlickItUp.