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Nathan Ward is a London based Paper Image Maker, Set Designer and Director.  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 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 and Tom Rosenthal. Clients he has worked for include Smeg, English National Opera, Royal Opera House, G.F Smith, Compass Collective, Kingston University, John Lewis & PartnersMount Street Printers and Fantoche International Animation Film Festival.

Nathan is represented worldwide by Début Art

By email or phone on +44 (0) 20 7636 1064

If you would like to collaborate with Nathan please get in touch:

By email or phone on +44 (0)7712738597.

ASC Studios, 47-51 Hawks Rd, Kingston upon Thames, London, KT1 3DS.


2023 VM & Display Awards Finalist

2022 Graphis Design Poster Silver Award

2021 London Festival Of Architecture Showroom  Showcase Winner

2020 Creative Conscience Award Winner

2020 The Social Distancing Project 

2020 Royal Opera House Commission Winner

2018 Kingston School of Art Student Representative of the Year

2015 NADFAS RBA Scholar

2015 ADFAS Scholarship


2020 Illustration Animation BA (Hons), Kingston School of Art (First Class)

2019 Animation BA, Hochschule Luzern (Study Abroad Semester)

2016 Art & Design Foundation, Alton College (Distinction)


2023 PULP - MAKE Southwest Paper in all its forms.

2021 'Reconnecting' Illustration Animation BA (Hons), Graduate Show, 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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