Nikos Georgopoulos is a Greek art director, writer and acclaimed songwriter. He is the Creative Director and founder of the award- winning creative agency Marlon Tate. Described by fashion icon Rob Phillips as ‘sensitive, considered and essentially poetic’, he is best known for creating ideas driven visual identities and advertising campaigns for creative clients including Frieze Art Fair, EMI Music and the Architecture Foundation. In 2020, he branded Greece’s first coliving brand, ‘Ilior’, as an imaginary country and in 2021 he launched East London’s biggest urban regeneration project as a pop-up cultural moment, managing to attract the attention of a sceptical local community.
Nikos rose into prominence when it was announced that he is collaborating with friend and famous photographer Polly Brown on a trilogy of sci-fi projects entitled ‘Time travel branding’. The first chapter of the trilogy premiered at the prestigious ATypI conference in New York and received positive reviews from critics and press, who praised Nikos’ ‘fictitious but briliant universe’.
Before setting up his award-winning agency, he spent a decade in London working as an art director for Frieze Art Fair, the Architecture Foundation and Fashion Space Gallery. He taught Brand Identity at London College of Communication from 2017 to 2021 and in 2018, he was named the first-ever Head of Graphics of London firm Pollard Thomas Edwards. In this role, he oversaw the award-winning brand narrative and identity of Eastman Village and Wallis Road, two new neighborhoods that were built in the city. Georgopoulos also serves as the Creative Director of ‘Moments’ magazine for Greek newspaper ‘Kathimerini’ published by Archisearch. Nikos studied Graphic Design at Vakalo (BA Hons, MA) and at Camberwell College of Arts (MA) in London, where he conducted practice-based research exploring the relation between Identity and Archives.