Nate believes good design gives life to our environment. With more than a decade of experience designing for both web and print, Nate creates eye-catching creative that helps to tell the story of our clients’ brands.

Nate believes good design gives life to our environment. With more than a decade of experience designing for both web and print, Nate creates eye-catching creative that helps to tell the story of our clients’ brands.

Nate Collins

Design Director

For Nate, design is more than just his work—it’s what drives him. Throughout his career, he’s worked on thousands of projects for a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, higher education, business, and professional sports. From creating print and digital collateral for a healthcare marketing agency to designing concept art for Adidas, Nate understands what it takes to create thoughtful design solutions.

Nate holds a BFA in Graphic Design from Andrews University. Before Meld, Nate worked at Geonetric as a Senior Visual Designer, where he helped establish Geonetric as a digital agency through the redesign and rebrand of the website, digital, and print materials, tradeshow booth, and company logo.

Accomplishments

  • Silver Awards for Content Marketing for Healthcare, American Advertising Federation: CR-IC (2018)
  • Silver Award for SEO for Healthcare, American Advertising Federation: CR-IC (2018)
  • Silver Award for On-line/Interactive for Geonetric.com, American Advertising Federation: CR-IC (2018)
  • MarCom Awards Platinum Winner for Geonetric’s Website (2017)
  • Gold Award for Western Oregon University microsite, Education Digital Marketing Awards (2015)
  • Gold Award for Brewster Academy Recruitment campaign publications, American Advertising Awards – CR, IC (2015)
  • Gold Award for Saint Mary’s College marketing campaign, 30th Annual Educational Advertising Awards (2015)

Just for fun: Innovation. Italian Food. Court Shows.

Most People Wouldn’t Know: I received a black belt in Tae Kwon Do
Favorite Local Establishment: Caucho (Cedar Rapids)
Favorite Food: Italian
Favorite TV Show: I actually love court shows. I’ve been told I get it from my grandpa.
Perfect Day: Any day that is sunny where I can soak up the sun.

Favorite Color: Black
Favorite Music Genre or Artist: Priscilla by JMSN is my favorite album of all time. I also appreciate, R&B, Hip-Hop/Rap, Drum & Bass, and Vocal trance.
Favorite Book: “The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs”
Best Advice Received: If you tell the truth, you don’t have to have a good memory.
Favorite Thing About Working at Meld: Presenting brand creative