Brent Nygaard

Good design. Happy users.

I help tech startup founders launch powerful brands and apps.

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Welcome to Brent Nygaard Design

This is my rough 'n humble product design studio. I help tech startup founders build and launch their ideas. I offer services covering everything from research, branding, UX design, prototyping, and UI design.


My name is Brent Nygaard. I'm a UX, UI and brand 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 making something techy, I'd love to chat with you about how I can help you with great design!

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kind words

"Nothing was too big a challenge for him, and he thrived in situations where creative and innovative thinking was required."

Bruce Muller

 – Engage Brandcraft

"Your communication skills are fantastic. Always keeping me in the loop regarding progress of job."

Gavin Goodman

 – 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."

George Georgiades

 – Tecbot

"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."

Louis Barry

 – Educative Tech


A weekly(ish) newsletter about UI & UX design to help software creators make really stinkin' great stuff for real people.

Get my humble thoughts, tips and tricks about all things digital product design, how and why to make good software for humans, and why you should really just chuck your computer in a ditch and go for a walk (just kidding).

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