Nathan Curtis

Founder and Principal
Eightshapes since 2006

Nathan co-founded EightShapes with Dan Brown in 2006. He's passionate about information architecture, UX, front-end dev, and leads design systems consulting at EightShapes. He wrote Modular Web Design in 2009, writes regularly on EightShapes' @components publication (also published on Medium.com), and speaks regularly at events worldwide.

Nathan has led design systems teams at Morningstar, REI, Target, IDEXX, Discovery Education, Fidelity, Marriott, Cisco, and Capital One. He's also workshopped with, assessed or coached design systems teams at Google, Atlassian, Yahoo, Verizon, Salesforce, Sprint, Sun Microsystems, NetApp, USAC, Key Bank, Liberty Mutual, Carmax, Citi, Hudl, Automattic, Wells Fargo, Paylocity, Progressive Leasing, Farm Credit Services and Wikia.

Modular Web Design:
The Book

Published in 2009, it's a handbook for decomposing design into reusable components and forming a practice to manage it as a library. Written to support design tools of the age, the modular concepts within still apply to teams designing, coding, documenting, and using design systems today.

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