NATHAN HARTWELL

"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again."
-Thomas H. Palmer

When I was around 15 or 16 years old, I was an aspiring filmmaker. I was no Steven Spielberg, but at some point I decided I needed to build a website for my “blossoming” career. So I learned everything from scratch watching YouTube videos and working part time for a web designer from my church. Eventually, I realized that I enjoyed (and was much better at) building sites than making films. So I switched careers and haven’t looked back since.

As a Web Designer at Kymera, I build websites and fix things. I’ve learned that it’s not about working hard, it’s about working smart. After struggling to make existing themes do what I wanted, I created my own that’s a lot easier to use. In my spare time, I’m still a tinkerer, building in both the virtual and real world. I also like to cook — it’s a skill that I find almost as valuable as programming. One of my favorite dishes to prepare is chuck eye steak with brussel sprouts and bacon.