Nader was born in Bryan, TX in 1978. He spent his early years in several places in the Middle East including Kuwait, Jordan and Jerusalem before moving to North Carolina where he spent his teen years.
Growing up, Nader was encouraged by his family to pursue his artistic talents. He remembers being heavily influenced and inspired as a child by his grandfather’s office. In fact, his first serious artistic steps took place in his grandfather’s office as he drew the strange keepsakes that he found in his grandfather’s study.
In his early twenties, Nader worked for a period at the Roman Aqaba Archeological project on the Red Sea. His role was to illustrate unearthed buildings and artifacts. This experience had a profound influence on his imagination and artistic style.
During his college years, Nader channeled his artistic skills into graphic design. Fascinated with typography, photography and film led to his pursuit of motion design. He graduated with a degree in Graphic Design from the College of Design at North Carolina State University.
Nader spent the next several years after college working as a designer and animator at ReelFX Studios and Radium in Dallas, Texas. it was during these years that Nader honed his skills as a Motion Designer. His major achievements during those years were the creation of two acclaimed music videos, Vice & Virtue and Take Your Medicine. Nader’s short films received several awards and were featured in digital magazines such as Stash and Motionographer.
Currently Nader lives in Venice California and works as a freelancer for companies including, Prologue, Carbon VFX and Whitehouse while also pursuing his passion for film making.