Nate Kadlac on top of Mauna Kea
Beaming atop Mauna Kea at sunset with my wife

Hi! It's nice to meet you.

I'm Nate Kadlac. I'm an online writer, visual designer and teacher, based in Los Angeles, California.

You can usually find me on Twitter. Shoot me a DM!

PLAN YOUR NEXT — A SUNDAY Newsletter

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After spending seven years focused on building a real estate tech startup into an eight figure success, I left my full-time role as Creative Director.

Now, I focus on writing and teaching design to the creatively curious. I have a mission to help thousands of non-designers make better design decisions, online and offline.

If you want a list of all my articles, you can find them here.

My most popular articles include Minimalism is Boring, Unlock Your Creative Taste From the Inside-Out, and Learn How To Draw so You Can Stop Using Unsplash.

You can view some of my design work here, or on Dribbble.

Between 2008-2014, I co-founded the first mobile public transit app for Metro Transit (without permission), designed the first news app for Minnesota Public Radio, as well as the first mobile checkout experience for Best Buy.

I've also been a part of a number of failed startup ideas like Keep or Burn, Rifr, and Deals.by. But, I love to build. Can't stop; won't stop.

In my free time, I co-host a weekly podcast called It's Gotta Be the Mic. Outside of that, you'll find me reading, camping, snowboarding, taking care of our fur-babies, and trying to maintain my 3-min chess score above 1400. (Spoiler alert: it's not easy.)

Where you can find me online.

Follow me on Twitter, LinkedIn, and minimally on YouTube.