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Not to brag (maybe just a little), but I get stuff done on-time and on-budget. The following is what clients and coworkers have said about my work…

A long time ago, I made a decision to work only with people smarter than me, and Nathan aptly fulfilled that role. Both in and out of the web design world, Nathan succeeds. His ability to solve problems is a great asset that was put to use more often than I could count. His knowledge of front-end coding makes designing along side him easy. Having someone as smart and talented as Nathan next to you makes you look good and design better. Knowing what Nathan is possible of makes planning adventurous projects fun and less scary.

Aaron Martin


Nathan is one of those rare individuals entirely comfortable conceiving, describing, and certainly working with a 360 degree view of any interactive project. He intuitively grasps the relevant factors and has the skills to then implement them, be they visual, behavioral, or functional. He has been a willing tutor and a valuable mentor in my ongoing scripting and CMS education. Few of my professional friends have his combination of broad skill, patience, and humor.

Andy Rutledge


Nathan is like a sponge. He knows so much, yet he yearns to learn more. My frequent conversations with him have taught me that. He is a gifted individual with a great taste for design. Ambitious but level headed, he is dedicated to supporting causes that matter to him.

Bryan Veloso


Any time I receive a compliment for the Stonebriar site, I have to give Nathan a big portion of the credit, because he always encouraged me to not let those code monkey voices in my head hinder my artistic instincts. He constantly told me, “Just design it how you want to design it, and I’ll worry about how to make it work.”

Chris Merritt


Nathan is fantastic to work with. He creates quality solutions quickly. He comes to the table with many of the problems inherent in today’s designs already worked out. So, you spend more time developing a great solution instead of arguing about details. I will continue working with him.

Dave Merwin


Nathan deftly transformed [the Geniant blog] into markup while navigating the endless requests and changes that Jared and I threw at him as the idea evolved. Working with a team like that makes everything seem so easy and painless.

Garrett Dimon


Thank you very much for your kindness and generosity. You are taking Life Light Ministries to a different level. You have spoken for those who can do speak for themselves. You are making a difference.

John Dongerdive


As with any Nathan Smith endeavor, this kit is very well thought out and executed. He has considered many details and implemented them thoroughly. If you are looking to cut down development time while sketching, wireframing, or coding hi-fi prototypes, his work on 960.gs is sure to be a great starting point.

Mark Kraemer


I have collaborated with Nathan on several projects and each time he has amazed me with his efficiency, effectiveness and knowledge of web design techniques.

Matt Heerema


Nathan is a double threat, equally talented as a designer and developer. He’s the author of awesome widely used tools like 960.gs, Formalize, and Adapt.js. To top things off, he’s extremely easygoing and an absolute pleasure to work with.

While at HP Cloud Services, Nathan managed significant parts of the look and feel for the organization, spearheaded best practices in our front-end development, and balanced the competing demands of multiple internal projects — all without breaking a sweat.

Nathan is 0% ego, 100% results. If you ever have the opportunity to hire him, snap him up quick while you have the chance!

Matt Sanders


Nathan has done a couple of freelance jobs for me. I can say without reservation that his work is simply amazing. His design and code are impeccable. He even delivers when he says he will. I’d hire him full time in a second if he let me!

Peter Flaschner


Nathan is one of the most genuine people I’ve met and is extremely accomplished at his ability to adhere to and educate others on web standards. Also, his comprehension of CSS and XHTML is something to be admired. He is a natural leader in the web design community and someone with whom it is a joy to associate.

Phil Coffman


Nathan is a great asset to the UXD team due to his versatility across information architecture, front-end development, and visual design. This breadth of skills greatly increases our ability to staff projects and increase overall group utilization. He is always very personable and eager to help with a smile. His peers enjoy his interaction and appreciate his knowledge, skills and feedback. He is a great ambassador of the UXD group.

Todd Motes