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My name is Nathan Motzko.
I am a Designer, Illustrator, Maker, and a Friend.
Nathan Motzko
12010 Bren Rd. 55343
Minnetonka, MN
thenathanmotzko@gmail.com
952-486-0402

Experience:
Freelance, Student Affairs, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2015

Freelance, Designworks, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2015

Skills:
Adobe InDe… Read More
Nathan Motzko
12010 Bren Rd. 55343
Minnetonka, MN
thenathanmotzko@gmail.com
952-486-0402

Experience:
Freelance, Student Affairs, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2015

Freelance, Designworks, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2015

Skills:
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Visual and Typographic Principals
Surface Design
Trendspotting in contemporary fashion and design
Enjoys working with others
Problem solving skills
Strong eye contact and Listening skills
Writing and Communication skills

Exhibitions:
Something New! Susan Hensel Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, 2015

Made At MCAD, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN, 2015

The Society of Illustrators Scholarship Competition, The Society of Illustrators, New York, New York, 2015

The Society of Illustrators West 54, The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, 2015

BI Worldwide Gallery, Edina, Minnesota, 2016

Awards:
The Society of Illustrators West 54, The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, 2015

Senior Merit Scholarship Award, Merit Scholarship Competition, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2016

Academics:
BFA in Illustration, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN Expected to graduate 2016

Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN
General Studies 2010-2013 Read Less
My work is inspired by the dense arrangements and emotion I hear in instrumental hip-hop samples and ambient music. My paintings and drawings evolve from the specific noises and drum hits I hear, and guide them to a newly formed idea. For example, the works of Shlohmo, Soosh, and Repeat Pattern each compose a coll… Read More
My work is inspired by the dense arrangements and emotion I hear in instrumental hip-hop samples and ambient music. My paintings and drawings evolve from the specific noises and drum hits I hear, and guide them to a newly formed idea. For example, the works of Shlohmo, Soosh, and Repeat Pattern each compose a collection of meaningful scratches and nicks arranged over samples of nature and piano keys. I try to capture this sound's energy by translating my understanding of these sounds into a form of my own mark making. The result is illustrations of fragmented parts- contorted bodies clashing with abstract gestures and signs emphasizing movement and emergent structures. Read Less
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