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Nate is the UX professional you want on your team. 

He combines top notch visual design skills with a great understanding of information architecture and interaction design. 

- Jason Schklar, UX & Product Consultant

For over 10 years my goal as a designer has been to help businesses exceed their objectives while also keeping user needs center stage.

With a strong visual design background, I am skilled at multiple levels of the product design process — research, wireframing, rapid prototyping & testing of assumptions, branding, releasing a polished product, and improving the product after launch.

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Case Studies

Poptropica Original - Web & Mobile Game
CLIENTS Pearson Education, Family Education Network, StoryArc Media
What Research, Wireframing, Rapid Prototyping & Testing, UI Design, Art Direction, Game Design, Character Design, Illustration, Branding, Custom Advertising
ResultS 3.5 million players a month, 123 million page views per month, 26 min session average, Featured in the Apple and Google app stores. Positive user reviews. Licensed by Pearson for teaching ESL worldwide, Revenue generated through custom advertising, IAP, and subscriptions
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Poptropica Worlds - Web & Mobile Game
Client StoryArc Media
What Research, Wireframing, Rapid Prototyping & Testing, UI Design, Art Direction, Game Design, Illustration, Branding
ResultS +700K downloads, Featured in the Apple and Google app stores, Improved average level completion rates from .71% to 1.29%. Positive user reviews, Revenue generated through custom advertising and subscriptions
Adventure Pig - Mobile Game
Clients StoryArc Media, Sudden Industries
What Research, Wireframing, Rapid Prototyping & Testing, UI Art Direction, Advertisement Design
ResultS Featured in the Apple and Google app stores, Positive user reviews, Revenue generated through advertising
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More Work

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Logos, Illustrations, Custom Advertising, Sketches, Branding, etc.

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Testimonials

He's a talented UX/UI designer with a strong footing in research and data. He's got sharp intuition and still values testing his own assumptions and designs. You can trust Nate to take a requirement and run with it: he'll mock concepts, communicate them, prototype them, test, iterate, and quickly land at a beautiful user design. Additionally, he's great to work with and has an awesome personality and work style. He's a strong addition to any team.

Christine Capota

Product and Innovation Coach

Nate exemplifies the best principles of UI and UX through his empathy for our players and his focus on always creating an outstanding design that also furthers the story we're telling and delivers a better user experience. In addition to his exemplary UI/UX approach, I've also had the pleasure of seeing the direct business impact of Nate's work across significant KPIs, including retention and purchase conversion. Nate is one of the best there is.

Jen MacLean

Executive Director at International Game Developers Association (IGDA®) & Managing Director at IGDA Foundation

Nate is the UX professional you want on your team. He combines top notch visual design skills with a great understanding of information architecture and interaction design. Not only can he provide art direction and production-quality 2d art, but he can also dive in and create interactive prototypes that allow for efficient and effective iteration. Pleasure to work with!

Jason Schklar

UX & Product Conultant, Games & Connected Toys

Nate is one of the most experienced user experience professionals I've ever met. He's thoughtful, quick, and delivers only the highest quality work. Anytime you asked Nate to work on a project he did so with such focus and it came across in his work.

I would love the opportunity to work with Nate again on ANY project and would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a highly efficient, smart, and passionate UX professional or graphic designer. He's top notch!

Jeff Faulconer

Vice President, Product Management and Operations at StoryArc Media

Nate is also able to deliver flows, wireframes and basic user interface designs quickly and cleanly and does a good job of explaining his process, approach and reasoning behind his recommended solutions. 

Most importantly, Nate has a passion for his work which makes him a joy to work with. He’s a great team player and is happy to lead when the opportunity arises.

Bob Holmes

CEO at Sudden Industries and Owner, Sudden Industries

When we built Poptropica into the largest kids site in the world, the drive behind that effort was simply the very best usability (even if we had to invent it for the first time), great art, and an unexpected story. It was Nate who brought those three together at a powerful intersection for eight million unique kids per month. Nate's passion for, insight to, and relentless work behind, our User Experience/User Interface design (web and mobile)) made it all possible. And on top of that he's a kind, current, smart, and supportive colleague. 

Jess M. Brallier

President and Publisher