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Nathan Hackett / Effects of a deadline on a procrastinator

Nathan Hackett’s conceptual illustration of an advancing deadline and its effect on the pysche of a procrastinator. His protagonist begins the month on a high note: unstressed and unaffected.  As days pass, indifference leads to anticipation, then worry,  and finally, a frantic finish at month’s end. She resorts to a cannon one day, digging a […]

Nathan Hackett / Home buying market pinch

Nathan Hackett’s illustrations of frustrated home buyers finding a housing market with fewer homes that are priced higher than they’d hoped. Here, Hackett pictures home buyers browsing empty shelves and expressing dismay at inflated home prices.    

Nathan Hackett / Sydney’s Kings Cross Hotel for Neighbourhood magazine

Nathan Hackett created a cover illustration and other illustrations to accompany an opinion piece on the iconic Kings Cross Hotel. The article appeared in Sydney’s Neighbourhood magazine, designed to promote the hotel. The area where Kings Cross Hotel is located was once a red light district, attracting a rich yet rough party crowd. Regulars to the neighborhood were pushed out due […]

Nathan Hackett / Sharing the road and other urban lifestyle challenges

Commuters in a hurry, tourists standing still, anything’s possible on city streets. Nathan Hackett’s take on sharing the road with others who may have a different sense of time.  Traveling at different paces and in different directions, urban traffic can get complicated when people sharing the streets follow their own rhythms with no regard for others.    

Nathan Hackett / Nighttime caricatures

Nathan Hackett’s aerial studies of sleeping habits and bedtime rituals are a series of nighttime caricatures that take an intimate look at how we spend half of our lives: sleeping. Hackett says he was, “…carried away enough after drawing sleeping scenarios in my sketchbook that I began to add color.” This recent work illustrates Nathan’s unique take on daily life. […]

Nathan Hackett / ‘Family Feuds’ for The Hollywood Reporter

Nathan Hackett’s illustration for The Hollywood Reporter for an article that chronicles family feuds of two rival companies. Both companies stage luxury homes for Los Angeles realtors and brokers. Customers are being forced to choose sides.  On one side is Meridith Baer, and on the other, her nephew, Brett. Hackett shows the melee as they face off.

Nathan Hackett / Cover illustration for Canadian Lawyer’s Workplace Issue

Nathan Hackett designed a front cover for Canadian Lawyer magazine’s Workplace Issue. Featuring narratives and storylines from articles, Hackett’s work depicts the issue’s focus: sexual harassment at work. Also pictured is the legalization of marijuana in Canada and how legalization affects employers as well as immigration nominee programs. Hackett’s images were used as spot illustrations throughout the issue.

Nathan Hackett / Art model in a figure drawing class

Nathan Hackett admits he’ll never possess the confidence of a nude art model. Standing naked in a packed room reflecting on one’s own nakedness, while unfathomable to Hackett, must be liberating for the model. Hackett pokes fun at this odd circumstance when everyone remains dressed except the art model, in his illustration of an art class drawing a male model. He reminds us that it’s […]

Nathan Hackett / The great divide in newsrooms for the Hollywood Reporter

a Nathan Hackett created an illustration for an article on the intergenerational divide in newsrooms for the Hollywood Reporter, a multi-platform digital and print magazine focusing on the film industry, television and entertainment. The article addresses how news sources like Vice News, The New York Times, and others are coping. With a focus on how the “Old Guard” is dealing with the progressive […]

Nathan Hackett / In honor of Women’s Day

In honor of Women’s Day, when people take a step back to look at social and political achievements of women, Nathan Hackett’s illustration of women who led the Suffrage movement in Britain is not only timely but a reminder of how far women have come. The origin of the name suffragette (‘ette’ added to indicate quaintness) was originally intended to […]

Nathan Hackett / Mornings

Nathan Hackett created an illustration showing the joy many families face as they awaken to another day.  Kids up early and full of energy, parents try to cope with early morning antics.

Nathan Hackett / Center for Neighborhood Leadership

Nathan Hackett created an illustration for the Center for Neighborhood Leadership, a migrant justice community organization in Phoenix, Arizona. Hackett donated his work as part of Anna Goodson Illustration Agency’s 8th annual WORK FOR FREE initiative which took place in February. Featuring visual cues unique to the area and members of the center, his illustration […]

Nathan Hackett / Thin walls and apartment living

Nathan Hackett’s humorous depiction of an apartment building with very thin walls. Neighbors arguing, smoke detectors blaring, a rock band rehearsing, seeking tranquility and defraying the noise can be challenging.    

Nathan Hackett / Cover wraparound for The Wine Society

Nathan Hackett’s front page cover wraparound for The Wine Society‘s Spring issue highlights the pleasures of wine both in everyday life and when celebrating. At a wedding, a barbecue, or an art exhibit: all are cause to open a bottle of wine and enjoy. Hackett’s cover became the inspiration for inside pages and his illustrations were featured throughout the […]

Nathan Hackett / On the clock

Nathan Hackett’s illustration on keeping track of time. In danger of the day getting away from her, a woman is caught in the mechanics of time. Hackett’s social issues illustration shows her pushed along forcibly through her day.  She’s “going through the motions” instead of choosing how to spend her time.    

Nathan Hackett / Encouraging young readers to think about art

Nathan Hackett created a double-page spread for HMS Reading that encourages young readers to think about how art impacts lives. Hackett’s illustration of an urban scene alive with performance art, visual art and people milling about reflects upon what art can be, what it is, and who it affects.  

Nathan Hackett / The prediction is rain

Nathan Hackett praises the umbrella on a rainy day. Hackett reminds himself of all the times he’s left the house on a cloudy day without one. He quips, “If you don’t like the weather in England, just wait five minutes.” His illustration of people piled high under a single umbrella pays homage to the simple invention […]

Nathan Hackett / Santa’s Workshop prepares for the big day

Nathan Hackett has hit his full festive stride with an illustration of Santa’s workshop and his elves. Hackett depicts the workshop’s manufacturing line as elves power through their sometimes thankless task of wrapping gifts while Santa reads through a very long list of requests. Hackett’s homage to the manic phase of Christmas preparations shows the bustle of the holiday season […]

Nathan Hackett / Scenes from a charity for the terminally-ill

Nathan Hackett created four sample scenes from a soon-to-be-published animation for Marie Curie, a charity hosting a Christmas campaign this season. Hackett is depicting nurses gifting their time to terminally-ill patients over the holidays. The illustrator shows scenes based on actual cases and from stories shared by family and friends of patients who’ve benefitted from the […]

Nathan Hackett / Illustration for Acorn, a children’s charity

Nathan Hackett was asked to create an illustration in homage to his favorite children’s book to raise money for the children’s charity, Acorn. Hackett’s favorite book, Esio Trot, an illustrated classic by Roald Dahl, with illustrations by Quentin Blake, is about Mr. Hopper and his attempts to convince the woman in the apartment below, Mrs. Silver, who’s […]

Nathan Hackett / Homage to Halloween family fun

Nathan Hackett’s homage to Halloween family fun á la The Addams Family and The Munsters: those spooky, offbeat though down-to-earth TV families from the 60s. Hackett celebrates the tradition of spooking family and friends in his holiday illustration of getting out for some wholesome family fun on Halloween: mummies, witches, vampires, ghosts and friends stepping out for an evening […]


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