NATHAN YODER

Illustrator & Designer

Seattle, WA  |  info@yondrstudio.com

 

ABOUT       Nathan (that’s me) was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and raised in a small rural town just northeast of there. In the 8th grade, an invitation to draw t-shirt designs for a local screenprinter was my introduction into the world of design. Following that thread, in 2010, I earned a degree in graphic design from Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology afterwhich I worked for a small branding agency in Tulsa for a time. From there I was hired on as an artist at a startup clothing brand in Southern California before relocating to Portland, Oregon, in July of 2014. There I opened up shop as Yondr Studio and met my wife before finally settling in the Seattle area. 
VISION       I began Yondr Studio with the aim of creating a space where art and design can coincide.  For me, this has meant setting aside digital tools of convenience, where at all possible, in exchange for those traditional tools and mediums who’s techniques and methods are hard won through years of discipline and practice. It’s this sort of perseverance and care for one’s craft that, I believe, builds character both in the artist and their work; character that is then passed on to the client in the form of a rich and meaningful product. It’s this sort of product that I strive to provide for each and every one of my clients.



STUDIO       All work is created out of my home studio in Edmonds, Washington, just north of Seattle. The space is also shared by my lovely wife, Katherine; an elementary school teacher, artist, and the mother to our son, Arthur. Katherine enjoys creating watercolors and sewing children’s clothes when not re-reading the entire Harry Potter series for the n’teenth time over.
View my personal portfolio at nathandouglasyoder.com
PROCESS     While each job comes with its own particular set of needs every job can be broken down into three distinct phases; 1. Ideation/Sketches; 2. Revisions; and 3. Finals. In order to give a glimpse into how I approach this process, I have assembled a brief case study of an editorial project that I completed for Ducks Unlimited, Creative Director (CD), Shannon Persell.
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