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"Natalie Nicklin utilizes a wide range of processes within her work; from found images and photography to modern digital techniques and screen-printing.
Her work resembles a retroactive futurologist excavating the remains of a culture and society that never came to be. "
How long have you been a Freelancer for?
100% freelance for about 4 months now, before that I worked as a full-time graphic designer whilst undertaking private comissions in my spare time.
What clients have you done work for?
New scientist, Urban Outfitters, Wired magazine, The National Lottery, Chew Magazine (AUS)
Describe your work in one sentence.
A parallel universe constructed from all of our previously imagined technopias.
What's the most important thing you've learnt in your line of work?
Persevere and trust your instincts but don’t forget to stop and look around once in a while.
What attracted you to your chosen field?
It just might be the only thing I can do.
Tell us about your best project to date.
New Scientist comission for their recent Time special. A series of 5 illustrations about time; from where it comes from, to whether it will ever end and everything inbetween. A perfect brief for me.
What sets you apart from your competitors?
I guess I’m just wired up differently.
If you could work on any project for any company/organisation, what would it be and who would it be for?
I have always wanted to make a music video. I’d love to collaborate with an animator on a project for Warp Records with no budget constraints.
What frustrates you the most about your job?
What pearl of wisdom can you offer to someone thinking about starting out as a freelancer?
Get super organized. As Einstein said; “ Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”
If you could have ONE super power, what would it be?
What's your favourite bit of kit?
Mac book pro and my Guillotine
Tell us a random fact about yourself.
This summer I travelled by rail from San Francisco to New York. A childhood dream realised.
What's your favourite song of all time?
Impossible to pick just one as it changes daily. Today’s favourite: Talking Heads – This Must be the Place
What is your favourite app?
Iphone or Blackberry?
Too Cool for School or too School for Cool?
Too cool for school and every day's a school day.
Facebook or Twitter?
Eat In or eat out?
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