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Natalie Cook

Graphic Designer

Natalie’s love of the Visual Arts began during her childhood. Her love of finger painting and coloring matured into a love of graphics, modern typography, and playful compositions, studying under renowned designers at Mason Gross School of the Arts including Jacqueline Thaw, Gerry Beegan, and Stephen Spyropoulos as well as artists Kara Walker and Julie Langsam. She is most inspired by the work of Seymour Chwast and Paula Scher. Their alternative, and contemporary design aesthetics influence much of her practice. 

Previously, Natalie has created graphic work for Rutgers New Brunswick Athletics and State Theatre New Jersey and contract work with several small businesses and cooperations in the greater NYC region. She taught upbeat and entertaining painting classes for adults and youths at Pinot’s Palette and well as art classes throughout the East Brunswick Public Elementary School system. Natalie has enjoyed her numerous teaching experiences and communicating her passion for art and design to a variety of students at a variety of levels. 

Natalie’s experiences have led her to develop a strong sense of visual space, on paper and on screen. She aims to manipulate typography, form, and composition in the most engaging way possible. Her overall goal in her design work is to communicate ideas effectively and to bring a smile to your face. 

As a child, another love of Natalie’s was the violin. She enjoys being in a creative musical and artistic environment here at the Lindeblad School of Music.