top of page
white highlight.png



Screen Shot 2019-10-25 at 7.09.27 PM.png
Screen Shot 2019-10-25 at
white highlight.png

Nathan discovered his natural affinity for filmmaking, at the young age of 15, when he began creating videos for Santa Cruz Skateboards. These and other early projects demonstrated powerful relevance to the coveted MTV-generation audience. By 18, Nate garnered an Emmy nomination and multiple awards for a documentary collaboration with the Beastie Boys, “The World Isn’t Listening.” The film garnered worldwide film festival exposure and drew international attention to the Free Tibet movement.

At the age of 18, as his career continued to progress, Nate co-founded Ntropic. In 2001 he broadened the studios capabilities through a combination of talent and technology and turned it into one of San Francisco’s premier VFX houses. Nate expanded and opened a Los Angeles branch in 2004 and opened a New York branch in 2011. As Executive Creative Director, owner, technical expert and VFX artist, he wears multiple hats but never loses sight of delivering the finest work. Through it all he has maintained his standards and continuously delivers only the highest caliber of work. With a collaborative and integrated approach to commercials, feature films, music videos, experiential and interactive content, his enthusiasm and drive is stronger than ever.


For the past 20 years, Karl has been giving brands chiropractic adjustments while client-side at Microsoft, Adobe, Ebay, and Apple and agency-side at Razorfish and Landor. 


In 2019 he founded Hi It’s Us global brand studio to help some of the world's best known brands change to better reflect culture, embrace digital, and unite through a common vision on a global scale. Karl has worked extensively with and in the world’s leading advertising, brand, and design agencies and has built in-house agency teams. As a leading brand spokesperson, he has presented at SXSW (2x), DMEXCO, AIGA National Conference, Digiday, Adobe MAX (2x), and Interbrand events and has been interviewed and published in Wall Street Journal, AdWeek, AdAge, Inc., Forrester, and beyond.


Karl holds an MBA from Duke University with a focus on Marketing and Technology, Master of Architecture from UCLA with focus on Design, 

and a BA from Hampshire College.

bottom of page