The world is changing.

Until recently, the vast majority of talented, ambitious people ended up in traditional corporate roles that were safe and well paid, but which lacked the sense of freedom that comes from creative expression. The digital age has seen that balance shift, giving every one of us access to a global marketplace where the possibilities are limited only by our imagination and willingness to put in the work. Whether by founding a business or setting up as a freelancer, more people than ever are choosing to seize this opportunity, building successful careers out of their passions and interests.  It’s a revolution, with entrepreneurs and creatives leading the charge.
People like Michael Preysman of Everlane and Neil Blumenthal of Warby Parker are revolutionizing retail. While people like Marie Forleo and Ramit Sethi are revolutionizing personal development and business coaching. But this newfound freedom has come at a price. With so many people getting in on the action, it’s becoming that much harder to be heard above the noise. It isn’t enough to be different. It isn’t even enough to be good.  In order to succeed where others fail, you need to tell a story. That’s where branding comes in…

Your new Branding Team

Gil Nevo | Founder

I’m Gil Nevo, and I’ve been a creative in TV and advertising for over 15 years. I animated over 100 episodes of the show Southpark, as well as helped brand-powerhouses like Coca Cola, Ben & Jerry’s and Vitamin Water communicate their messages around the world. I’ve worked in many different capacities throughout my career, including as a designer, animator, art director, creative director and producer. I was lucky enough cut my teeth on some of the strongest, most coherent brands out there before going on to use what I’d learned in founding my own business – a media production agency called Nice Studios. Alongside the day job, I designed and built one of the first video editing apps for iPhone, wrote and produced a film that premiered at Comic Con, and have worked as both a coach and a mentor to up-and-coming entrepreneurs. I founded Brand School Live because I see an unfilled need in the market. Namely an affordable, effective program to help small businesses and entrepreneurs build brands. Branding is complicated. I want to make it simple, accessible and I want to see creatives and founders thrive in the new economy.

Clay Ostrom

Messaging | Strategy

Clay is the Founder/Owner of Map & Fire, a brand consulting firm in Los Angeles. As a message strategy expert who’s worked with major companies like Google and Sony, Clay helps entrepreneurs clarify not only their message, but also their product strategy and alignment between the two.

Greg Logan

Identity | Tone of Voice

Greg is the founder of The Definery, a branding company that specializes in messaging, tone of voice and brand identity. As a former copy writer at Leo Burnett, Greg brings 25+ years of expertise from working with brands like Google, HTC, Virgin, Subaru… If we try and name them all we’ll be here all day.

Nicki Shira Byrne

Online Marketing | Sales

Nicki specializes in small business marketing, paid advertising and digital advertising. Her passion is working with creatives and coaches/consultants to help them clarify their message, develop sales process and help them navigate the tricky world of Facebook Ads.