Nick Zegel

Nick Zegel is an artist a designer pursuing all things creative. He studied fine arts & design at Boston University, graduating with a BFA, before moving to Philadelphia to pursue entrepreneurial projects and humble beginnings as a freelance designer & artist. Nick spent seven years as the primary creative drive behind the New Jersey based, surf-inspired brand, Jetty. He has also collaborated with up-and-coming musicians, producing music videos, shooting photographs, and designing album art. In 2008 he collaborated with friend & cinematographer Kyle Pahlow to make the acclaimed surf film, A Pleasant Surprise.  Since re-locating to Long Beach, California in 2010 he has designed for the surf brand Roxy, was the Art Director of Girl Skateboards, and is in the beginning phases of building his own design / creative studio.

Nick maintains a blog,, filled with evidence of personal adventures.  His design and artistic dabbling can be seen via


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Contact Information

Nicholas Zegel
(609) 330-5526

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Artist Work

The Tidal Flow of Yes and No (2016)
The pool, serving as a metaphor to illustrate and elaborate on the challenges and complexities of growing up, allows Zegel to speak candidly and intimately about life informed by regular visits to public pools.

Who You Know (2019)
Exploring common tropes Zegel has designed a fixture to challenge and champion a saying his grandmother has burned into his mind.

No Horseplay (2011)
A selection of Zegel's "pool paintings" are filled with metaphors and informed by everyday life. Exploring a variety of mediums and rendering personal experience camouflaged as imaginary swimming pools the work challenges the viewer to explore the meaning behind every shape and object surrounding the pool.

Link to No Horseplay