Natalie Ex is a Melbourne based Graphic Designer, Illustrator and Portrait Artist.

It is my passion to help clients stand out from the rest with high quality illustration and graphic design. I also enjoy creating bespoke portrait art pieces which you can hang in your home or commission as a meaningful gift. I’d love to make your ideas come to life and provide design solutions for your special project. Say hello - let’s chat about your graphic design, illustration or custom portrait drawing needs.


About Me

My background is in Graphic Design, Illustration and Digital Marketing, mainly in the music and fashion industries.

I have a Bachelor of Visual Communication Design and over fifteen years of industry experience.

As a half Japanese child growing up in New Zealand, I was drawn to the clean line aesthetic of Japanese drawings and design. Where fitting, I incorporate these Japanese design sensibilities in my work.

Read interviews about me on Frankie Magazine and more in the media and press section.


Design Values

Helping your event, brand, service or product receive the recognition and respect it deserves is my passion. Here are some values I keep in mind as I create for my wonderful clients worldwide.

Form Follows Function

Ensuring I understand your brand, target market and the purpose of the project helps me create successful design solutions, whether it be for print, web or both.

Visual Harmony

I adopt a range of Japanese aesthetic values which are influenced by Zen Buddhism, as well as retro manga comics. Many of my creations can be described using three key adjectives - elegant, bold and fun. 

Quality and Affordability

I work efficiently and effectively with the goal of keeping my services accessible to businesses of all sizes. High quality graphics are a necessity for all professional entities, but investing in these visuals doesn’t need to break the bank.

Personable, Professional and Punctual

Working with a graphic designer should be a pleasant experience. My aim is to be approachable and helpful throughout the process, so that you receive visual assets that meet your needs, when you need them.