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2022 Young Ones - Young Ones Portfolio

Nate Sweitzer

School College for Creative Studies / Detroit


Portfolio / Illustration

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Nate Sweitzer is a Chicago-born Illustrator who is graduating from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit in May of 2022. His work places an emphasis on figurative drawing, textural mark-making, and conceptual solutions. He specializes in book illustration, editorial illustration, poster design, and branding. His portfolio has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, receiving a national award for the Zankel Scholarship contest in 2021. His clients include They Changed the Game, a recently published book about creativity in sports, the Detroit Pistons, House of Vans, Park-Rite Detroit, Full Set Society, and the soon-to-launch Vinyl Speakeasy podcast, for which he is currently developing branding and visual identity.


Four and Twenty Blackbirds


The Tell-Tale Heart

Muhammad Ali

Light of Other Days

Breakfast with Nuns

2022 Awards

Total Points: 10

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Nate Sweitzer

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College for Creative Studies / Detroit
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