The Port of Long Beach and the Arts Council for Long Beach launched Create Your Own Container, a Do-It-Yourself container project designed by local artist and designer Nick Zegel.

You can watch the tutorial video for step-by-step details and download the PDF to participate. Prints of the design will also be available as an insert in the Gazettes Newspaper on April 15, 2021.

The first 100 people who share their container design on Instagram using hashtags #artslb and #portoflongbeach will be entered into a drawing for $100 from Tuttle Cameras.

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Nick Zegel is an artist and designer currently based in Long Beach pursuing all things creative. He studied fine arts & graphic 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 collaborated with independent 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 relocating to Long Beach, California in 2010 he has designed full-time for Roxy, spent four and a half years as the Art Director of The Girl Skateboard Co. and most recently opened his own design studio, NICK.

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