This is a randomly ordered collection of sketches, personal work, and professional work spanning my entire life. Most has never been seen or is hard to find now. To see finished work visit nathanhinz.com
1987
This was one of my only original characters, basically a combination of ten marvel and GI Joe guys. Nun chucks AND wrist launchers!!!

1987

This was one of my only original characters, basically a combination of ten marvel and GI Joe guys. Nun chucks AND wrist launchers!!!

1996
Heading out into the world with my resume & cover letter. The amazing Laurie DeMartino taught our class. In a truly incredible development she included me and 11 other students in the famous “12 Identities” French Paper promotion. We couldn’t have asked for a better start to our careers.

1996

Heading out into the world with my resume & cover letter. The amazing Laurie DeMartino taught our class. In a truly incredible development she included me and 11 other students in the famous “12 Identities” French Paper promotion. We couldn’t have asked for a better start to our careers.

2013. At Spyhouse with Tim

2013. At Spyhouse with Tim

2001

Poster for the play Stew Art, a satire of Martha Stewart. This was one of the first projects I did on my own that I was happy with.

2001

Poster for the play Stew Art, a satire of Martha Stewart. This was one of the first projects I did on my own that I was happy with.

2003

Irish Fair Minnesota poster & sketches

2004
Doctor Octopus costume!

2004

Doctor Octopus costume!

1999
Icons for International Trucks. They never got shown to the client because they looked too much like something “Charles Anderson would do”. I was heartbroken

1999

Icons for International Trucks. They never got shown to the client because they looked too much like something “Charles Anderson would do”. I was heartbroken

1997
Silk screened poster for class at MCAD. My son was still very little at the time, it was a topic that was close to me. 

1997

Silk screened poster for class at MCAD. My son was still very little at the time, it was a topic that was close to me. 

2007

Customizable identity to illustrate the client’s modular approach to business. I made dozens of super simple gears and cogs that could be placed around each other and animate. I thought it felt really dynamic, and probably overkill. 

2000
Sketch for a corporate communications presentation. We must have tried a few hundred ways to make the core values seem really modern and interesting, but they kind of sounded like every company’s core values.

2000

Sketch for a corporate communications presentation. We must have tried a few hundred ways to make the core values seem really modern and interesting, but they kind of sounded like every company’s core values.

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