After studying sculpture at Oregon State, Nathan earned an MFA in Design at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Nathan began teaching at Ohio University and then Montana State University before coming to VCUQatar. He taught graphic design for 5 years including courses in digital media, identity, typography, publication design, design principles and an interdisciplinary seminar called Landscape / Mediascape.
Nathan served as the Graduate Studies committee chair at Montana State, where he taught a seminar on media and identity and served as an MFA thesis advisor. Nathan’s research and personal creative work encompasses typography, landscape, media, and collaborative design processes.
In addition to his activity as a researcher and design educator, Nathan continues professional practice through Arcadian Studio, a design studio and consultancy with his partner Jennifer Davis. Nathan’s design work has appeared in Print Magazine, Graphis, Under Consideration’s FPO Awards, Design Boom and Creative Quarterly.