Nate was born in Davis, CA in 1983. After graduating high school he studied Animation and Design at The California Institute of the Arts in Southern California.
- Mr. Peabody & Sherman (additional visual development artist) - (2014)
- The Croods (additional visual development) - (2013)
- Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters (video short) (2011) - additional art direction
- Puss in Boots (2011) - Story artist
- Calendar Confloption (short) (2009) - illustrator
- Ratatouille (2007) - production artist, art lead: end titles, paint lead: end titles
- Your Friend the Rat (video short) (2007) - production designer
Nate was asked to create a few illustrative story murals for each of the main character's for Dreamworks new movie Rise of the Guardians. Production Designer Patrick Hanenberger had an idea of establishing each character's background story in the form of a mural. In doing so they began to not only develop each characters shape and color language, and capturing bits of each characters background story from the book series, The Guardians of Childhood from William Joyce.