About Nathaniel

I'm a product designer with over 10 years of experience building digital products at startups and mid-size software companies, currently based in Philadelphia.


I am passionate about crafting useful tools and enjoyable experiences for people. Even when I was young, I was attracted to systems drawing intricate factories and constructing airplane cockpits out of cardboard.


In the field of design, I found the space to create products and services that are both impactful and satisfying, enriching people's lives. Over time, I've honed my skills, launching new innovative products and enhancing complex enterprise platforms.


In every project, I strive to actively listen to the insights and experiences of others, collaborate early and frequently, experiment rigorously, and design with care.


Outside of work, you'll often find me enjoying time with my family, exploring beautiful cities, playing the guitar and mandolin, and biking around the old streets of Philadelphia.

Keara Buckle

Director of Product Design, Buildertrend

"When I joined the company, Nathaniel was already an integral part of the design community at Buildertrend. He was an accomplished system designer from his experience at CoConstruct, and a respected subject matter expert within the Product Engineering and Marketing teams. During our time together, he solved complex design problems with an analytical and systematic approach, and a keen attention to detail. He played a key role in reimagining the settings page, and the entire site navigation. He was a crucial link between a future vision of the platform, and working with designers and developers to standardize the building blocks."

Keara Buckle

Director of Product Design, Buildertrend

"When I joined the company, Nathaniel was already an integral part of the design community at Buildertrend. He was an accomplished system designer from his experience at CoConstruct, and a respected subject matter expert within the Product Engineering and Marketing teams. During our time together, he solved complex design problems with an analytical and systematic approach, and a keen attention to detail. He played a key role in reimagining the settings page, and the entire site navigation. He was a crucial link between a future vision of the platform, and working with designers and developers to standardize the building blocks."

Chris Pendleton

Director of Communications Southern Virginia University

"Nathaniel and I collaborated on dozens of projects and I can honestly say that he is the most insightful, thoughtful, talented designer that I have ever worked with. He loves and cares about design more than anyone I know. He posses a special ability to focus on users and their experience relative to his work."

Chris Pendleton

Director of Communications Southern Virginia University

"Nathaniel and I collaborated on dozens of projects and I can honestly say that he is the most insightful, thoughtful, talented designer that I have ever worked with. He loves and cares about design more than anyone I know. He posses a special ability to focus on users and their experience relative to his work."

Jason Hilton

Director of Product Design, CoConstruct and later Buildertrend

"Nathaniel was a design leader on a small team, and took the lead on impactful user research projects, product enhancements, and our Shibui Design System. His contributions to our product quality were instrumental in positioning CoConstruct for acquisition by Buildertrend. He consistently demonstrates a meticulous approach to UX design, ensuring that every detail is carefully considered. This attention to detail greatly enhanced the quality of our projects and contributed to their success."

Jason Hilton

Director of Product Design, CoConstruct and later Buildertrend

"Nathaniel was a design leader on a small team, and took the lead on impactful user research projects, product enhancements, and our Shibui Design System. His contributions to our product quality were instrumental in positioning CoConstruct for acquisition by Buildertrend. He consistently demonstrates a meticulous approach to UX design, ensuring that every detail is carefully considered. This attention to detail greatly enhanced the quality of our projects and contributed to their success."

Justin Golownia

Design Lead, CoConstruct and later Buildertrend

"Nathaniel pushes design excellence beyond where most people think it ends. He passionately blends form and function together in a way that not only elevates the vision of what a product can aspire to, but tactically improves the customer experience in the present moment. Nathaniel's approach was invaluable as we built a design system from scratch to modernize CoConstruct's legacy apps and later reimagined that entire strategy for a larger platform following a merger with our primary competitor Buildertrend. Time and time again I've seen his ability to bring designers and stakeholders together in a way that ensures we're all paying attention to the details that make a difference while also keeping the overall vision in focus."

Justin Golownia

Design Lead, CoConstruct and later Buildertrend

"Nathaniel pushes design excellence beyond where most people think it ends. He passionately blends form and function together in a way that not only elevates the vision of what a product can aspire to, but tactically improves the customer experience in the present moment. Nathaniel's approach was invaluable as we built a design system from scratch to modernize CoConstruct's legacy apps and later reimagined that entire strategy for a larger platform following a merger with our primary competitor Buildertrend. Time and time again I've seen his ability to bring designers and stakeholders together in a way that ensures we're all paying attention to the details that make a difference while also keeping the overall vision in focus."

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