Nathan Burge

About Me


I'm an award-winning multi-disciplinary designer and team leader based in New York City with over 15 years experience in interaction design.

My first true design job was as an "outside consultant" to an architecture firm and the local governement, designing a skatepark. I was a teenager at the time, but the skatepark is still there. After design school, I spent a decade running my own design studio, working directly with clients to produce websites and branding identities, including sites doing millions in revenue. I was once commissioned to design a font for kids with specific learning needs. I've worked as a photographer and my photographs have been on everything from magazine covers to fast-food cups. I spent a number of years writing and producing music and touring North America, Europe and Japan. I still ride a skateboard and make every effort to hit the skatepark.

My first New York agency role tasked me with rethinking our process to unite product, design, and engineering departments. After a successful year, I began managing designers and found a new passion for people management that has become a cornerstone of his work. In my time as Design Director at Happy Cog, I've led dozens of projects, run design workshops, interviewed stakeholders, composed strategies, created prototypes, designed user tests and refined our internal design process. I have contributed directly including visual design, UI and animation, brand identity systems, content strategy, UX research, photography and print design. All while managing a small team of designers.

I am currently a Director of Product Design at Postlight in NYC where I lead a small team of extremely talented designers to grow their careers and produce world-class digital products. I work on cross-departmental teams to grow the team in a sustainable way while maintaining our workplace culture. As a leader in our small corner of the industry, I am a passionate advocate for work-life balance, user-focused design, sustainability, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion.

Selected Clients

Harvard Law Review, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Twitter, Cision, &pizza, Wilson Sonsini, Newmark, Vivrelle, Major Food Group, NASPA, Jovia Financial, Johns Hopkins University


  • Design Thinking
  • Team Management
  • System Design
  • UX Research + Design
  • Interaction Design (UI)
  • Identity + Brand System Design
  • Product Design
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Collaborative Process
  • Waterfall + Agile Process
  • Discovery Workshopping
  • Selected, Ad Age Best Places to Work, 2020

    Winner, Graphic Design USA Award, 2020

    Winner, WebAward Outstanding Achievement, 2020

    Winner, Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts W3, 2019

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