First Person Biography

Hello and welcome. My name is Nate Kresse. I am a founder and Creative Director at No Small Magic, an experiential design studio located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. My team produces engagement tools for trade shows, live events, and permanent installations. I divide my day playing designer, animator, project manager, and QA technician.

This makes me happy.

I was born in Waukesha, Wisconsin and at the age of 15 moved to Auckland, New Zealand where I attended high school. While in New Zealand I began a short stint as a 3D modeler, a self-taught skill I picked up while hanging out in my mother's office.

Deciding to go to college, I returned to the States and lugged heavy equipment around long enough to earn a BFA in Film Production from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. After graduation I accepted a web design position at a local I.T. firm and immediately doubled their size. Web design transitioned into live event work and 12 years later, I along with two wonderful partners founded No Small Magic.

For fun I make short animations with dots and put-off writing music. My kids and wife are everything and while I'm not a dog person, I think ours is pretty cool.

- March 2019