Nate Bishop

Experience Design Lead

Learning from a failed experiment makes Nate’s day. Making those mistakes, and making sure he doesn’t make them again, is what drives his design process. As the Experience Design Lead, his focus is on synthesizing research insights—both technological and human-centered—into world class digital products and services.

Before joining MAYA, Nate was a designer at Actual Size Creative, helping to grow the company from a traditional print shop to a full service communications design firm, leading the digital, motion, and interactive efforts—from web design and campaigns, to animation and games.


BS Graphic Design, Penn State University

Places I’ve Lived

Seattle, WA
Detroit, MI
Pittsburgh, PA

Outside of MAYA

As a former rowing coach, I’ve now turned all coaching activities toward my toddler, which has more crying and fewer trophies.

Books I Love

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson, Carter Beats the Devil by Glen David Gold, and The Cheese Monkeys by Chip Kidd

Earliest Memory of Using Something High-Tech

The original Nintendo Entertainment System, and making a little turtle draw on the screen by programming in Logo.


11 Principles to Guide HMI Design for Critical Drilling Equipment
Aug 31 2016

11 principles to keep in mind when applying Human-Machine Interface design to drilling equipment from the MAYA team who worked with Transocean via