About Us

Proof of Thought LLC

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Proof of Thought is a collection of creative products and educational services  founded by Nate Mielnik in 2017.  This includes brickdistorted LEGO® Art, resnate hip-hop music, self-help writing, life/career coaching, and a variety of other digital content creation.



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Recreating LEGO® builds with vibrant color

What started as a cost-effective approach to building and enjoying the LEGO® Architecture line evolved into a colorful and artistic collaboration of self-expression through LEGO® and photography.

brickdistorted began with a purchase of the LEGO® Fallingwater set in 2009 which lead to the first "distorted" build in 2018. 30+ projects later, brickdistorted continues to explore unique ways to leverage LEGO® as a creative medium.




hip-hop. real. original. authentic.

Reaching people through good music, authentic emotion, and thought-provoking wordplay. resnate is a life long poet and hip-hop fan who finally began recording music in 2013 at the encouragement of friends. After a successful mixtape in 2020 and solo LP in 2021, the sky is the limit for this up and coming musician. 

Give resnate a listen, jam out, and get lost in thoughts and ideas that might change the way you think about the world.


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Nate Mielnik (founder)

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Nate Mielnik (he/him) is a creative technologist and life long thought-provoker. 

A software engineer/manager by day, his passion for learning and experimenting has taken him deep into music, LEGO, cryptocurrency, photography, career/life coaching, drone footage, video production, day-trading, and dozens of software projects.