Nathan Nankervis is a Graphic Artist, Illustrator and Designer based in Melbourne, AUS

He creates bold, exuberant pieces that aim to make people smile and think
…but mostly smile ;~)

The sense of playful positivity present in Nathan’s work is a product of his own upbeat personality ​and manifests in his characterised approach. ​​Boasting a ​strong ​background in communication design, conceptual thinking is at the core of ​his practice​.​ ​​His works are filled with simple messages, playful palettes, and energetic patterns that inspire an audience’s inquisitiveness and urge to play. Nathan is a child of the post-internet era who’s attracted to the artificial and influenced by his childhood and above all, having fun.

Nathan has worked and continues to work with a broad array of international clients such as Nike, Red Bull, Heineken, BONDs, Xero, Strava, TED Talks, Little Bao Hong Kong, Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, Swinburne University, Australian Super, Amnesty International, Seven Seeds and The Design Files.

In both 2014 & 15 Nathan was deemed a ‘New Star’ by AgIdeas, in 2015 he was selected as TDK’s 15 Designers to watch, and was heralded as a ‘New Kid on the Blog’ by The Design Files. In 2016 he was featured by VICE for their Creators Project: Art Scout, and has also appeared in publications such as Hello Mr, Voiceworks, and Frankie.

“Despite being in his early 20s, Australian illustrator and designer Nathan Nankervis has made a name for himself amongst the creative industry as one of the next big things. Having bagged accolades for his work from across the world and worked with some of the biggest clients in the country.” – Crave Online

“His work is experimental and playful, his illustrations, type and pattern work all feeding into one exciting and unique portfolio. This guy is hot shit!”
The Design Kids

“In a relatively short time Nathan has built an impressive portfolio of clients and editorial commissions…We hope to collaborate with Nathan again before he is too famous, we’re predicting big things for this guy!” – The Design Files

Houzz – Creatives at Home: Nathan Nankervis – 2016
On Jackson Street – Artist Profile: Nathan Nankervis – 2016
Amnesty International: AM-UNITY Magazine Issue 7 – 2016
VICE: The Creators Project – Art Scout – 2016
People of Box Hill – Nathan Nankervis – 2016
The Young Ones Magazine: Featured Creative – 2016
Australian Super: Interview – 2016
The Design Files: Featured Creative ‘New Kid on the Blog’ – 2015
The Design Kids: Interview – 2015
Wasteland: Interview – 2015
The Design Kids: 15 Designers to Watch in 2015 – 2014
Semi-Permanent Annual – 2014
Voiceworks Issue 98 ‘Master’ – 2014
Hello Mr. Issue 03 – 2014
Agideas ‘Look Upstairs’ – 2014
The Loop ‘Designer to Watch’ – 2014
Frankie Magazine ‘Top Picks’ – 2014
Australian Design Biennale – 2012

Speaking Engagements
Guest Speaker at the Australian Graphic Design Association ‘First Five Out’ – AGDA – 2015

Agideas New Star Finalist – AgIdeas – 2015
Agideas New Star Finalist – AgIdeas – 2014
Australian Design Biennale Student Award – AGDA – 2012

Fourplay – TDK – Australia-wide, 2014
Terra Populi – Amnesty International – Melbourne, 2014

Artworks can be purchased via Nathan’s online store.

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