Nathan B. Brunzie

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Bio

My first love of design began with architecture at Drury University in Springfield, Missouri. But I slowly realized that architecture was not something I could do for the rest of my career. During my sophomore year I redirected my focus to graphic design. I knew instantly that I had found something I could enjoy for the rest of my life. Although architecture still remains one of my favorite forms of inspiration, and I strive to incorporate the elegance of cleanly organized space into my designs. 

I began my design career in my home town of Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri with LO Profile magazine. I began as an intern during school, but was hired as a designer after graduation. I worked under the lead designer to design advertisements and sections of the magazine, and was given the lead design role of the 2010 Official Lake of the Ozarks Shootout Program. 

In the fall of 2010 I moved to Kansas City, Missouri and received a job at the National Auctioneers Association as their in-house graphic designer. I currently manage all aspects of their design needs, from their 68 page monthly membership publication, to their promotional materials and their branding of the annual International Auctioneers Conference and Show. Also, I am slowly broadening my focus into web design, and have been given design control of the Conference and Show website. 

  • Nathan Brunzie commented on the article "Hesitant to Say You Work In-house?"

    Great read! I have struggled with this ever since I started my in-house job at the National Auctioneers Association; a small national association with about 4000 members. But, being the only designer at this small association has given me so much freedom to develop and grow in so many ways. I don't have the brand restrictions that so many other design jobs would have. Everyday I go to work I feel that I am growing their brand, and helping the association stay relevant. Also, because I am the only designer, I have been given great opportunities to grow as a designer outside of the skills I knew coming out of college. I was able to go back to school and take a few web design classes, and am now designing not only print pieces but online experiences as well. I truly believe that I would have struggled to grow this much any where else. So, yah I struggle to tell people where I work but mostly because I know they won't understand the name of the association. But, I also wouldn't be where I am as a designer without the control and freedom of being their in-house designer. 

  • Nathan Brunzie commented on the article "Hesitant to Say You Work In-house?"

    Great read! I have struggled with this ever since I started my in-house job at the National Auctioneers Association; a small national association with about 4000 members. But, being the only designer at this small association has given me so much freedom to develop and grow in so many ways. I don't have the brand restrictions that so many other design jobs would have. Everyday I go to work I feel that I am growing their brand, and helping the association stay relevant. Also, because I am the only designer, I have been given great opportunities to grow as a designer outside of the skills I knew coming out of college. I was able to go back to school and take a few web design classes, and am now designing not only print pieces but online experiences as well. I truly believe that I would have struggled to grow this much any where else. So, yah I struggle to tell people where I work but mostly because I know they won't understand the name of the association. But, I also wouldn't be where I am as a designer without the control and freedom of being their in-house designer. 

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