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Melanie Horkan
Sydney, Australia

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Nathan Drabsch

Creative Director / Director / Designer / Founding Partner of Kin Things | Kin Things (Kin)

Sydney, Australia

"Less Self"

Generally thinking:

Business, Work & Strategy
Technology & The Future
Global Issues
Arts & Entertainment
Creativity & Design

My tags:

ActivismAdvertisingAnimation & VFXArchitectureArtBrand StrategyBusiness DevelopmentCommunityCultureDanceDigital MediaEntertainmentEntrepreneurshipEnvironmentEventsFashionFilmGraphic DesignHistoryMarketingMediaMusicPerformancePhilanthropyPhotographySocial ChangeSound DesignSportsStrategy GeneralTechnologyTelevisionTheatreVisual Arts

Very good at:
+ Creative Thinking
+ Visual Communication
+ Vision

About me & my work:

I am a Creative Director, Designer and Director who partners with brands, studios and marketers to develop and execute high end creative solutions. My primary focus is on brand development & the moving image.

I am a founding partner of the Sydney based creative studio, Kin Things (Kin)

Over the course of my career I have designed, directed, animated, branded and communicated for a variety of international brands & broadcasters across a mix of media. I am fortunate to have had my work recognised internationally through multiple awards, screenings and festivals.

Prior to Kin, I helped establish two of Australia's leading design and motion graphic studios - most recently as Creative Director for The DMCI. In it's 4 years of operation, the studio picked up over 25 International Awards and was recognised globally for its creative work.

I embrace problem solving and strongly believe in open creative partnerships. Visual communication, movement and the telling of tales are my passions. Building connections with people and leading them to be inspired is a strong motivating force. I also happen to enjoy leading teams of creatives, looking to inspire and draw out their inherent creativity.

Along with this, I have also had the honor of speaking on design, branding & motion graphics at conferences in New York, Singapore, Johannesburg, Sydney & Melbourne. In 2010 I had the honor of speaking at the agIdeas International Design Conference in Melbourne. Over the years I have provided creative work & consultation to the Television, Media, Entertainment, Music, Fashion, Sport, Retail & Digital markets.


I've always wanted to create and to also be a conduit for change.

My work and play revolves around visual communications, design, brand development, motion graphics and live action directing. I love the marriage of sound and vision, the expression of people and the joy of knowing that folks are challenged or seduced by what you create. I feel a strong pull towards using one's skills & passions for meaningful, beneficial and selfless acts that engage with the individual and the collective.

I love exploring, surfing, music, literature, times to reflect and times to laugh. The usual. I am also fortunate to have 3 wonderful young children, a fantastic partner in my wife and exciting new freedoms to explore our future through developing my own company.

My links:

Kin - Vimeo Page | A selection of my work via Kin Things.

Kin Things | Kin is a visual communications studio providing services in design, branding, directing & motion graphics.

FUTURE PROOF - Short Film | A short film of mine.


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