Freelance Illustrator

About Me

Nate (N8) Van Dyke is a prolific artist and illustrator who began drawing at the age of two and has yet to stop. N8's medium of choice ranges from: pencil, ink, marker, watercolor, gauche, acrylic and oils. Regardless of what medium N8 picks up, his signature style can be seen in the contrast of his thin and thick lines in his pen and ink work and the high sheen contrast in his mixed media pieces. N8's heavily detailed illustrations feature his heavy metal humans and his well-known future primitive apes with dark menacing personalities. His color work features studies of animals (apes, elephants, giraffes) against lustrous backdrops.

N8 is a full time illustrator and artist. His former job was as a senior concept artist at NCsoft working on City of Hereos. Prior to that, he finished creating concept art and storyboards for the Sega video game, Iron Man. His work has also been featured in several magazines such as JUXTAPOZ, XBox, PlayStation and Heavy Metal. Over the years N8 has attracted clients such as Converse, Levi Strauss, Scion, EMI Records, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Burton Snowboards, Slayer and Wired.

N8’s work has been commissioned and showcased internationally. In 2008, he had two gallery shows: London and Portland, Oregon. In February 2009, he won a Silver Award in the Editorial category of Spectrum 16. Check N8's resume for more detailed information.

Click to watch me making art or see some of my art turned into animations.


Juxtapoz [USA]
Interview of Nate Van Dyke (7/08)
PDF: 2.8mb
See chimp photo shoot
PDF: 3.5mb

Juxtapoz [USA]
Profile of Nate Van Dyke
PDF: 1.3mb

Refused [USA]
Nate Van Dyke
PDF: 1.6mb

X Funs 28 [Taiwan]
N8 Van Dyke
PDF: 1.8mb

X Funs 33 [Taiwan]
N8 Van Dyke
PDF: 1mb

Empty Magazine [Australia]
Damn Dirty Apes
PDF: 1mb
Read uncut interview
PDF: 40kb

360 Design [China]
American Freelance Illustrator: Nate Van Dyke
PDF: 924kb

Amazing Files [China]

Freelance Artist, Nate Van Dyke
PDF: 1.1mb

Cool'eh [USA]
Exquisite Corpses
PDF: 1.5mb

X Funs [Taiwan]
Scion Interview
PDF: 668kb

Syndikat [France]

Voyage Au Pays Des Gueules Cassees
PDF: 926kb

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