Nathan Trafford



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Hey there, Thanks for stopping by—I hope you enjoy what you see.

I like to think I’m pretty good at a few things, but writing about myself is definitely not one of them. I’ll do my best.

Born in England, but spent most of my adult life in Texas. I’ve retained the dry British humor, but adopted the Texas twang. It’s questionable whether this is a successful pairing.

Happily married to my best friend, and father to the most wonderful little chicken nugget in the world. I’m still new to it, but trying to perfect the dad joke. I’m also a dog dad to a hilarious husky. These three are my entire world.

As a kid, I always thought I’d be in the arts simply because I was good at drawing. It turns out that I just enjoy solving puzzles, especially visual problems. This has translated into the digital world, where the user experience has taken over everything that I do. From crafting the perfect site design system that is fully accessible, to coming up with new ways of bringing innovation and design together, the user is my guiding light. Over my 10+ years in the digital advertising world, I’ve grown from simply being a talented designer to being a leader that drives change for users, clients and the organization that I am tied to.

I believe in showing rather than saying, understanding the “why” before the “how”, doing it then asking for forgiveness later, and being a leader rather than a manager. I think that inspiring others to follow you is greater than pushing others forward from behind.

In my spare time I enjoy designing watches, photographing dogs, woodworking, writing music, playing soccer and disc golf, travelling, binge-watching Game of Thrones, and figuring out this whole Dad thing.

Sure, I’ve won some awards and been recognized along the way, but in general, I’m a laid back team player that just enjoys being around other good humans while building stuff that can help people.

If you have any questions or would like to chat about working together, please feel free to reach out.