ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Its By Design that we are here.
Natey Nartey was born 1982 in Monrovia, Liberia and lives and works in New York . Natey
is an graphic artist , poet , industrial designer of objects in furniture and product . His work is influenced by both an American upbringing and an African heritage. Often juxtaposing the savage beauty of the natural world with the refined methods of an industrialized nation, Natey consistently creates totems that reflect the present while solving the problems that create a bridge to the future.
Fascinated by both 2D and 3D design at an early age, Natey set out on a journey to connect the two worlds. This journey lead him to study Fine Art and Graphic Design in high school at The University of The Arts, then ultimately Industrial Design at Pratt Institute.
Since receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design in 2005, Natey has worked on a diverse range of projects, consulting for brands such as Monster Cable, YRB, Coogi, Barneys CO-OP, Triple 5 Soul and Citi Trends, to name a few. In addition, Natey has worked with celebrities Ben Tankard in Licensing , Kevin Liles and Angela Simmons, and has seen his work featured on Trey Songz, Fabolous, Wyclef and Raekwon on a list that continues to grow. Natey has also designed furniture, developed branding for tech companies and textile graphics for Renaissance carpets. His flare for bold graphics and his intuitive sense of design certainly make him a designer to look out for.