Insta-Stalk Now | @refinedacne


The best way to describe Nate Morales’ illustrations is Wes Anderson-esque. He’s one of our top illustrators to watch and he’s only fifteen. It’s insane how much talent the young artist has. See for yourself– he publishes under the moniker @refinedacne. We got Nate to custom design us nineties-themed stickers (available in the new SM Mag in stores now!) and picked his brain on the decade. See the illustrations below and some of his newest work!

All illustrations by Nate Morales


Name: Nate Morales @refinedacne

Age: 15

Hometown: San Diego

Occupation: High school student/Artist

Who do you Insta-stalk? @rebeccasugar 

Last thing you stopped to take a picture of? One of my drawings

Ultimate '90s style icon? Chloe Sevigny

Freaks or Geeks? Freaks

Best turn up track? “Kyoto” by Yung Lean

What were you wearing in high school? Considering that I'm still in high school, I usually just where whatever piece of clothing is clean in my room.

Best '90s movie for style inspiration? Kids

Spirit animal? Dragon

Favorite artist? Hayao Miyazaki

Best place to find inspiration? Anime and music

Last thing you Googled?

What’s your favorite app? YouTube.

What’s on your playlist right now? Mac Demarco and Bsd.u

Go-to outfit? White T-shirt that I drew on, black Dickies, black Converse, and a 6-panel hat.

Favorite decade? The ‘90s.


See more of his work here

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