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

I'm a Melbourne based freelance creative with a Bachelor of Visual Communication Design majoring in Illustration, a Diploma of Graphic Design and 15 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. 

I enjoy creating for my clients and I'd love to create for you too. Contact me to discuss your graphic design, web or illustration needs.
As an Artist, I love drawing faces using simple clean lines. If you would like to commission a portrait, please visit this page.

Frankie Magazine

"Natalie Ex wears a few professional hats: graphic designer, portrait artist, illustrator and DJ. We chatted with Natalie who told us a bit about what inspires her, how she runs her freelance life, and how she learned to embrace the hashtag."

Almost Real


Three Triple R


Res Denim


Fever Hotel


Arts Hub


Kiss FM

"One of my main stylistic influences is the 80's manga (Japanese comics and cartoons) from my childhood"

Radio Interview with Alex on the Party Show.

What inspires you? ”Music, fashion, nostalgia and Japanese design…”

Natalie Ex is the sweetest, but also most badass artist DJ we know...

15 ways to stop comparing yourself to others

Radio Interview with Stormn Norm on The Modern Hypnosis Show.

Japanese Art & Design Inspiration