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Nathan Ward is a London based Image Maker, Set Designer and Animator. He has a particular interest in handmade objects, as a vehicle for realising ideas. Nathan works extensively within the field of paper-craft and enjoys pushing the possibilities of paper as a material. In his home studio in South London, Nathan creates intricately crafted paper illustrations and animations, including large-scale sets, window displays and installations.

Nathan has built sets, props and models for Google, Jo Malone, Aquascutum, Harry Winston, Escape Hunt, Links of London, Air Wick, The Vegan Society, The School of Life and Tom Rosenthal. Clients he has worked for include the Royal Opera House, G.F Smith, Kingston University, John Lewis & Partners, The English National Opera, Compass Collective, Mount Street Printers and Fantoche International Animation Film Festival.

Client List

G. F Smith
Compass Collective
Fantoche International Film Festival
Mount Street Printers
Kingston University
Royal Opera House
Curchod & Co
John Lewis & Partners
Sam Pierpoint [for The Vegan Society]
Catherine Prowse [for Tom Rosenthal, Air Wick, The School of Life, Jarndyce Books]
Rose Design [for the English National Opera]
Makerie [for Harry Winston]
Vicky Lees [for Milan Shoe Boutique]
Hattie Newman [for Jo Malone, Google]
Samantha Quinn [for Aquascutum]
Annemarieke kloosterhof/ Maria Cruz [for Links of London]
Yamination Studios [for Escape Hunt]
Tom O'Meara [for The Wildlife Trusts]
Jake Abrams [for Great Ormond Street]


2020 Creative Conscience Award Winner for Saturation Point
2020 The Social Distancing Project
2020 Winner Royal Opera House Commission
2018 Kingston School of Art Student Representative of the Year
2015 NADFAS RBA Scholar
2015 ADFAS Scholarship


2021 BA (Hons) Illustration Animation Degree Show ‘Reconnecting’, OXO Bargehouse
2020 Under Water: paper and movement, G.F Smith White Space
2019 Interdisciplinary in Design and Arts (IDA) Exhibition, Hochschule Luzern Switzerland
2018 Knights Park Platform Gallery, Trouble in Paradise
2016 Alton College Art & Design Show, Alton College
2015 Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) Summer Exhibition, Mall Galleries

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