Sketchbook Stories :: Nate Williams

Nate Williams is one of those artists who’s work in instantly recognizable from afar, which is something every illustrator strives for but only a few actually manage to achieve.

Nate has a very inspiring personal story, and is one that I can deeply relate to. He left his well paying gig as an Art Director at Microsoft in pursuit of his own happiness, and along the way, he has created a flourishing illustration career. Nate has worked with the likes of Coca Cola, Urban Outfitters, Converse, Cartoon Network, United Airlines,  New York Times, and Nick Jr. His personal philosophy is to always keep learning, to contribute something positive, create things that inspire, motivate and make people feel good, to be happy, stay healthy and to appreciate what’s around him. And I have to say it’s a great philosophy to live by.

Here is Nate’s Sketchbook Story ::

NW: I am an illustrator with a love for silkscreen printing and hand lettering.

NW: I think the keys to creativity are curiosity, inspiration, play and discovery. I am inspired by nature’s inventions, unique ideas, foreign cultures  and the questions children ask.

NW: I have worked extensively in various facets of the illustration, design and advertising industry with a wide variety of clients. My hand drawn lettering and illustration work has been geared to both adults and children and has appeared in magazines, advertising, publishing, music, fashion, textiles, home decor, merchandise, posters, social expression and newspapers. 


NW: I am dyslexic and colorblind. I live in Buenos Aires, Argentina but I am from the western United States. I have a dog named Guinea, she is a Boxer.

NW: My work has been published, exhibited or reviewed in the USA, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Australia, Portugal, Switzerland, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Chile, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Philippines and Cyprus.

NW: In addition to my illustration work I created and maintain the highly successful illustration community portals and


Away From Home” was created for the ICON 5 conference in New York City. – Features Illustrator Nate Williams in Argentina and German illustrator Monika Aichele discussing her travels around the world.

Here’s where you can find Nate ::

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  website ::
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