When I first met Nate, he was about to graduate and start a job search. I've always followed the design program at NNU and typically review the portfolios of the graduating class every year. During an annual portfolio review, I ran out of time and didn't get to meet everyone. I made time to get a quick glance at each portfolio I missed. I was immediately drawn in by Nate's work and through a quick conversation, discovered a mature, talented, and motivated young man. In June of 2008, I took the leap and hired him on as an intern. By Fall, Nate had proven his value and was brought on as Carew Co's first "official" hire.
When Nate told us about his new job, we were proud to learn that he was taking a big step with lots of creative promise. We wish him the best in his new career at BrandSmack / Oliver Russell. Given that it's a part of my history and heritage, I have no doubt that it will be a great place for Nate to spread his wings.
We wish you the best, Mr. Hanson. Make us proud!