Hello! I'm Nathan Wells, owner of One Brick Studios. Maker, animator, graphic designer, filmmaker - I dabble in all of these things. I love working with my hands - making little characters, building miniature worlds, animating fun stories.

Through this website and my videos, I'm seeking to chronicle my creative experiences and provide inspiration and entertainment to anyone interested in building, crafting and animating.

Feel free to reach out and say hi!


Making stuff is even better when you get to work with others. Here are some of the people I have collaborated with over the years:

A Brief History

2017 - Present - Graphics Design and Marketing Specialist at NorCal SBDC Lead Center.

2018 - Finished putting together studio and workshop

2017 - Officially started One Brick Studios as a side business

2017 - Graphic Designer at Humboldt Distillery

2016 - Released Bricks In Motion: A Documentary about LEGO Filmmaking after two years of work.

2011 - 2016 Graphic Designer at Tomas Jewelry


2011 - Graduated from San Jose State University with a BA in Graphic Design

2008 - Commissioned by The LEGO Group to make 30 Years: The Story of the Minifigure

2005 - 2008 - Made stop-motion films with LEGO ("brickfilms")

2004 - Discovered stop-motion

1990 - Moved to the North Coast region of California with my family

1988 - Born in Kentucky