I'm Nate.

I'm a web designer & developer. I focus on creating websites that are minimal and informative. I specialize in responsive websites and custom applications.
Since 2015, I have worked with small businesses to build their brands, grow their revenue, and improve their web presence. When I'm not working, I spend time cooking, cycling, and solving jigsaw puzzles.

About Me

This is me in 2021, standing in front of a brick wall.

I'm a personable and professional web designer & developer, born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. I focus on creating websites that are minimal and informative. I specialize in responsive websites and custom applications. Since 2015, I have worked with dozens of small businesses as a designer and developer. Since 2016, I have co-owned and operated a SAAS company called Gittr, which enables local-level courier companies to provide online ordering to their customers. I have a passion for free information and like to share my knowledge and experience on my blog. I have released free software, including a databaseless blogging system and a simple browser extension. In my free time, I like to be in nature, cycling, cooking, and spending time with my partner & family.

I got interested in web design about 7 years ago when I was building themes for Tumblr blogs. Through that, I learned how to build basic static sites and started toying around with a bunch of small projects. I started learning how to build WordPress themes and was soon hired to build a small website for a local festival.

Before long, I found myself working with dozens of clients. I've worked with multiple local businesses, national corporations, artists, bands, restaurants, and other brands. I'm currently working with multiple clients and am constantly looking for more work. If you're interested in hiring me, feel free to get in touch, either on my contact page, on Twitter, by email to nate@natenorthway.com, or on LinkedIn. I look forward to hearing from you!

Skills & Services

Services

  • Website/UI/UX Design
  • Website maintenance
  • Hosting
  • Analytics
  • Hourly Web Development
  • API Development
  • Web App Development
  • Consultation
  • Social Media
  • Ads Management
  • Copywriting
  • Server Setup/Maintenance

Skills

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • PHP
  • WordPress
  • React
  • SASS/SCSS
  • CodeIgniter
  • SQL
  • Drupal

Software

  • Atom.io (Text Editor)
  • FileZilla/SSH
  • Compass (SCSS Processor)
  • Chrome, Safari, FF
  • Chrome, Safari mobile
  • BrowserStack
  • GiMP
  • Google Suite
  • Microsoft Suite
  • AdSense
  • Site5 Hosting
  • Namecheap Domains
  • WordPress
  • reCaptcha

Selected Works

I've worked with a myriad of businesses, from small, local businesses and individuals to large manufacturers. I really enjoy working with non-profits and community organizations. I believe in community support and a strong local support system.
There are a number of clients not mentioned here - for a detailed look at my history & skills, please see my resume.

Bound Couriers Website landing page

Bound Couriers

Web development, branding, programming

Facility Now Website landing page

Facility Now

Web development, Copywriting/Editing, Multi-site deployment

Gittr landing page

Gittr

Webapp/API Development, Front-end design, Data management

Projects

I like to tinker, a lot! I do a lot of tinkering on CodePen, but I also like to work on bigger projects that I host right here on my server. I tend to set up a website for whatever project I'm working on.


Flat-file blog

I built a flat-file blogging system on PHP. The site you're on right now is based on this.

Bulma Collapsible

I love using Bulma to jump-start the front-end of the websites I build. I've never liked the collapsible options that others have built, so I got my own going.

Lorem Clipsum Chrome Extension

I built a Chrome extension that copies Lorem Ipsum text to your clipboard!

Frontend Mentor

Frontend Mentor is a series of coding challenges for front-end developers.