Ed Nacional began working in graphic design for the oil industry in Alberta, Canada, applying technical digital design skills he acquired there. At Parsons, he developed the conceptual foundations that have allowed him to flourish as a sought-after illustrator, identity designer, and art director.
Says Nacional, “The city and the Parsons community offered daily inspiration, pushing me to establish my creative voice.” After a stint art-directing editorial illustrations at the New York Times, Nacional went out on his own. His witty, sophisticated illustrations appear in publications like TIME, the Washington Post, Newsweek, and the New Yorker. Now based in Brooklyn, Nacional brings his novel aesthetic to design for clients such as MTV, SkillShare, J.Crew/Madewell, Herb Lester Associates, and Friends of Type and works on his own projects.