I design online interactions & experiences that bring people together.

Thanks for coming to my little internet world ūüóļ My name is Nate Bennett!¬†I‚Äôm currently a student at the University of Michigan (go blue!) studying User Experience Design and Data Science. I‚Äôve previously worked in UX¬†roles at Figma researching Figma Community and at Autodesk on an internal employee tool.

Technology excites me as a tool to build community and create impactful & delightful interactions. I’m interested in design accessibility, online culture, and keeping the internet safe & fun.

On campus, I help professors build AR/VR adaptive-sports and teach classes about Python programming & internet history/ethics. Outside of work, I edit videos, go to concerts, and scrapbook!

Experience

All of my life experiences have played a key role in shaping me as a researcher, designer, and person. Feel free to reach out and ask about any, I love to chat!

Experience

Figma

May 2023 - August 2023

Product Research Intern

Autodesk

May 2022 - August 2022

UX Research & Design Intern

AiRPLAY: AR/VR Adaptive Sports

January 2022 - December 2022

UX Designer & Business Analyst

University of Michigan

January 2023 - Present

Instructional Aide

Recognition

Kleiner Perkins

May 2023

Design Fellow

Meta

June 2022

Product Design Summit

IBM

March 2023

IBM Design Accelerate

Boy Scouts of America

March 2020

Eagle Scout

Education

University of Michigan

August 2021 - April 2025

B.S. User Experience Design
Data Science Minor

Coursework

Digital Product Design
Web Design & Accessibility
UX Research & Usability
Human-Computer Interaction
Intro to UX Design
Tech Ethics
Architecture Design Foundations
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Programming & Data Structures
Data-Oriented Programming
Building Data-Driven Applications
Statistics & Data Analysis

About Me

Fast Facts...

Star Sign... Taurus

Personality Type... ENFP, "The Campaigner"

Go-to Study Aid... Matcha Lemonade

Currently Reading... The Book of Delights by Ross Gay

Currently Watching... Only Murders in the Building, Season 3

Currently Learning... Webflow & Gratitude Journaling

my design philosophy

Before deciding on a career in Software, I studied Architecture, as I am deeply interested in how design has the force to empower communities and bring them together.

Carrying the themes of design accessibility and equity into the digital environment, I design in accordance with the Curb-Cut Effect: By investing in experiences that create space for all users, the entire collective benefits, leading to a more usable and equitable experience.
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I am interested in exploring further opportunities in UX Design as they relate to Community-Building and Social Impact.