Hi, I’m Nate Mueller.
Currently, I work at Apple in Cupertino. Formerly, I was a principal at Studio Mercury
and digital design director at West Elm.

I’m Nate Mueller, Designer, Builder, Director of Digital at West Elm, and Former Principal at Studio Mercury

I'm a multi-disciplinary entrepreneurial director of digital with over eleven years of experience in a digital-first approach to brand development, brand identity, new product technology, publications, mobile/tablet apps, websites, video content, and cross-channel campaigns.

A multi-disciplinary entrepreneurial director of digital with over ten years of experience in a digital-first approach to brand development, brand identity, new product technology, publications, mobile/tablet apps, websites, video content, and cross-channel campaigns.

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West Elm establishing a solid digital brand

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Gather Journal beautiful in print - beautiful in digital.

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NARS Cosmetics agile digital partnership.

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Garden & Gun re-imaging an iconic southern brand.

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Martha Stewart from print to digital.

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Sotheby's past, present, and future auctions.

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Selected Works hand-selected works.

Brands I've Worked With

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ABOUT ME
I’m Nate Mueller – designer, builder, and previous partner and director of digital at Studio Mercury.

At Studio Mercury, I produced comprehensive award winning brand identities, campaigns, and digital products that spanned multiple industries and platforms. As co-founder and director of digital at Studio Mercury, I oversaw the creation of digital identities, translation of brands throughout their digital projects, and manages all aspects of projects from start to finish between multiple stakeholders, designers, and development teams. I wrote, pitched, and presented proposals that allowed our studio to compete and win projects with $500k budges. I lead both creative and development teams of between 5-15 people, all while working on multiple projects (usually between 8-12 concurrently). I lead branding and strategy sessions for all of our new clients. I’m a passionate leader with success in building, mobilizing, and developing cross-functional teams of strategists, designers, programmers, directors and photographers.

While pursuing my Masters at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), I developed a healthy skepticism of the role of technology in our lives. He believes the integration of technology should be purposeful and well thought out and applies this ethos to my work.

Sometimes when I’m tired of looking at the screen, I’ll hand-print wallpaper or hack Nintendo cartridges. Working with my hands helps fuel my inner maker.

I currently live and work in New York City.

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You can reach me at: [email protected]
LinkedIn or Instagram.

You can reach me at: [email protected]
LinkedIn or Instagram.

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You can reach me at: [email protected] 
LinkedIn or Instagram.

You can reach me at: [email protected] LinkedIn or Instagram.

You can reach me at: [email protected]
LinkedIn or Instagram.