UI & UX Design for Startup Success
Darn good UX and UI design services for solopreneurs, startups, and creators.View services →
Welcome to the Brent Nygaard Design Studio
This is my slapdash, rough-and-tumble creative product design studio. I offer services covering the full digital product design process: from research, UX design and prototyping, to interaction and UI design.
My name is Brent Nygaard. I'm a UX and UI design professional. As a USA citizen, born in Kenya, and now living in the beautiful Cape Town, South Africa, I've got a unique cultural identity and worldview that gives my work its own special somethin'.
I've been in the design industry since 2012. I started out in brand design crafting logos and packaging, but realized that I had a natural knack for digital interfaces and strategy and have been steering my career that way ever since.
I believe that:
- design should be used to improve the world for people
- user experiences should be accessible to as many people as possible
- everyone who designs and builds software has a responsibility to question the purpose of what they are making and how it will affect those who use it
If you are a startup founder or solopreneur making software, I'd love to chat with you about how I can help you with great design!
Quick-fire UI teardown!
Get a 20min video teardown and critique of your UI design with actionable feedback that you can implement right away.how UI teardowns work →
UI & UX Design Advice Calls
Need UX or UI design advice fast? Let's jump on a 1.5 hr call talk it over.
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UI & UX design retainers
Get an experienced, part-time interface designer on your team for a flat monthly rate.
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Ad hoc design projects
Need a designer on a big interface project? I'm available to discuss once-off projects and ad-hoc work requests.
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"Nothing was too big a challenge for him, and he thrived in situations where creative and innovative thinking was required."
– Engage Brandcraft
"Your communication skills are fantastic. Always keeping me in the loop regarding progress of job."
– Semblance Agency
"Brent always goes above and beyond to understand the client's requirements and desires, and working with him feels like we have a team member supporting us through our design journey."
"Your quality of work is stellar and you helped us lay the groundwork for thinking about important aspects of our business like our vision, mission, value proposition etc."
– Educative Tech
Happy Day - Mobile App Design
UI design and prototype for a mobile gifting app.
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Chairclub Website Redesign
Redesign of a high-end office chair e-commerce store.
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Semblance Agency Website
Custom website design for a photographic art supply studio.
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B.W. Cooper's Website
Design and development of a custom WordPress site for a specialist iced tea company.
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Tankfarm Member Zone Design
UI Design and prototyping for the member's area of the Tankfarm website.
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Malan Vorster Website Design
Custom website design for an architecture firm.