Based in Greater Fort Lauderdale, FL area, Neil Tortorella brings with him over 30 years experience as an award-winning graphic designer, writer and marketing consultant. He has operated his own design and marketing consulting practice, Tortorella Design, for over 25 years. Through Tortorella Design, Neil has worked with several Fortune 500, along with small to mid-sized companies, to develop pragmatic solutions to their communications challenges.
Neil is a co-founder and management team member of CreativeLatitude.com, a popular resource for creatives and the clients they serve. He is also associated with No!Spec.com, a site that combats the proliferation of speculative work requests made to the design industry and a partner in Fast Coconut, an Internet-based design, marketing and programming collective.
He is an avid writer on marketing, promotion and business topics. He authors two popular blogs, Inside the Marketing Mind and NeilTortorella.com. Neil’s writing can also be found on BoDo – Business of Design online.com, where he’s a founding team partner and author of the Marketing Minute. In addition, Tortorella has been a contributing writer for HOW Magazine, a leading graphic design publication. He is the author of Starting Your Career As A Freelance Web Designer published in 2011 by Allworth Press.
He has conducted workshops and presentations about the business of design, sales and marketing to many business organizations including ASMP, Graphic Artists Guild/Pratt Institute, HOW Design Conference and is a frequent speaker at conferences and universities.
Tortorella is featured in the book, The Savvy Designer’s Guide to Success, by Jeff Fisher and in Creatively Self Employed, by Kristen Fisher. He is also featured in, Design Matters: Portfolios, by Maura Keller. Neil has also been featured in several HOW Magazine articles, Pitney Bowes’ Priorities Magazine and the Art Institute’s InSite Magazine.