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After graduating from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 1991, Todd Gallopo began his professional career at MCA Records, where his creativity inspired the design of innovative packaging and image campaigns for numerous rock legends who had inspired him during his formative years. In 2000, Todd founded the highly regarded Los Angeles agency Meat and Potatoes, Inc., and where he continues to function as the CEO and creative director.
Todd's iconic creations have earned an impressive list of awards, graced the pages of print design annuals throughout the world, and garnered a 2012 Grammy® Award nomination for Best Recording Package. From 2011-2014 Todd led strategic rebranding efforts for the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and developed consumer touch-point branding and packaging initiatives for Taco Bell.
At Meat and Potatoes (M&P), Todd leads a highly specialized and collaborative product strategy and innovation team for the concept and development of new brand innovations and brand extension products for Bacardi Limited, Campari America, and others.
He held the role of creative director for the cutting-edge publishing imprint Igniter Literary Group, a company founded by Todd and New York Times bestselling authors Neil Strauss and Anthony Bozza. Todd has written for The Huffington Post on the topic of design, contributed to "The Awesome Column" in TIME magazine, has been featured in Fortune Small Business magazine for his exploration of advanced innovative ink techniques used in packaging, and was founding art director for two groundbreaking music trade magazines, VirtuallyAlternative and NEXT. He is an active 15-year member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (The Grammys®), and he has held a seat on the juror panel for the Hollywood Reporter Key Art Awards for several years.
Todd has shared his passion for design through teaching developing minds typography, technical design, and packaging design classes at The Otis College of Design, as well as hosting M&P studio tours, college portfolio reviews, and lectures for design students at Cal State Northridge (CSUN). He is passionate about his involvement mentoring and providing internships, guest teaching, and lectures for aspiring designers enrolled at Cleveland High School's AOAT program for the arts. Todd recently returned to Savannah College of Art and Design as the 2014-2015 graphic design department mentor for a series of lectures, classes, and portfolio reviews. He also donates his time and talent to charity events for The Shade Tree, sheltering homeless women, children, and their pets.