Nathan Garvie

🇨🇦 in 🇺🇸 who designs products at Facebook and previously started a design agency called Heist with a bunch of cool people.

I hang out on twitter, post on ig, and write on medium every once and while.


I've been lucky to have the opportunity to tackle some really massive problems. The highlights...


Our Agency's Three Months of Runway are Up I reposted our note about shutting down our design agency
We Don't Sell Hours Here I wrote some thoughts on the positioning of design agency business models—ironically shortly before we shut down our own design agency 😑
Let's chat about chat Some pain points and tips on organizing team communication in an always on work chat era.
Anyone can Design A bit of a rant on great designers knowing how to rally a team to bring their work to life.
Role playing in design critiques A strategy for taking on a role when critiquing design work.

people saying nice things about me

Think Tank Podcast Interview

2016 conversation about UX design

Ways We Work Interview


"Nathan Garvie is such a talented designer"

💁 2015

Offscreen Mag—Issue 07

aka the smallest quote ever 2014

not work

You should follow my fucking adorable dog. I will live to see the Toronto Maple Leafs lift the Stanley Cup. I'm happiest with my face in a bowl of ramen.

Tweet or email me if you want to chat.