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Welcome. I'm Nate McDonald, an illustrative designer who writes songs. This is my blog, read only by my mom.

Kids Care Animal Illustrations

November 10, 2015

Nate McDonald

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Animal illustrations and vinyl decals is a combination that always gets me excited. First Free Rockford needed just that for the renovation of their kids care ministry area. I knew this would be a fun project, but it exceeded my expectations.  Read more

Beyer Stadium Park

September 9, 2014

Nate McDonald

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That’s my four-year-old son Griffin in the photo. He wasn’t as happy as I was to be out in the sun at Beyer Stadium Park last week. The occasion was to see some new interpretive signs I designed.  Read more

21-day Drawing Challenge

September 2, 2014

Nate McDonald

Day 10 detail.I recently finished Von Glitschka‘s 21-day Drawing Challenge. It stretched me so much, and I learned so much about myself as an illustrator and creative thinker. I’m really encouraged by the outcome. Read more

Bringing the Tropics to Rockford

August 5, 2014

Nate McDonald

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The Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens is a popular and fairly new attraction in my hometown. For this t-shirt design, I was given free reign to do something out-of-the-box from their typical branding style. And I did. Read more

Dog Park Tee Design

July 29, 2014

Nate McDonald

Canine Corners t-shirts in bright yellow and hot pink

All I can say is that this was really fun. Read more