Nathaniel Akin


Animation Director Motion Graphics Film Commercials Art

Who is Nathaniel Akin?

Everybody needs a vanity domain and this one's mine.

My name is Nathaniel Akin. According to Google there are at least 3 other people on the internet going by the same name: a Baptist, a basketball player and a musician. If you’re looking for any of them, you’re in the wrong place.

I’m the Nathaniel Akin that makes motion pictures, animated TV commercials, broadcast design and the occasional pizza. You’ll find examples of my recent animation, design and direction work at RiotSquad.TV or my company site:

When I’m not making moving images I like to do the occasional painting and play with technology.

Leaving the Garage.

Up until recently I was a full time staff director at Global Mechanic, a multidisciplinary art and animation studio in Vancouver BC.  I spent nearly a decade with the fine people there and worked on many wonderful projects for a diverse number of clients.  If you’re a talented animator, designer or programmer I recommend that studio as a great work environment filled with wonderful people.

..And if you’ve been waiting for the opportunity to work with me now’s your chance!  I’m currently available for interesting animation and design projects.  Check out my reel at and if you have a project you’d like to discuss or want my updated contact info send me some email  (helloatriotsquaddottv?subject=Hello!)  .