nathan@biggerplanet.com617 230-6590


Inventive full-stack engineer with a UI/UX focus and a passion for creating friendly, seamless apps and websites.



Branch Cut, Inc. - Lead Front-end Engineer

Lead front-end developer for small start-up with initial focus of bringing web-based tabletop roleplaying game tool to market.

  • TableRaven - large web app for managing online tabletop roleplaying game sessions and characters

Alipes, Inc. - Director of Technology

Managed team of five engineers; architected and led development on a broad range of web and app projects for agency, including:

  • - web presence of a DC organization representing 300 top US CEOs; created custom CMS to meet ambitious client needs.
  • - Fortune 150 pharmaceutical’s dotcom web presence; cordinated with client’s stakeholders and IT to deliver large site weeks ahead of schedule.
  • Museum of Science interactive ebook - leveraged web standards to meet business and pedagogical goals of client; teachers in pilot program unanimously preferred ebook to original paper book for classroom use.

Alipes, Inc. - Director of UI/UX

Led development on a broad range of web and app projects for agency, including:

  • Control Hub - streamlined social media governance for client in highly regulated industry with custom approval and metrics tool
  • - Custom “video wall” for Boston Public Market; enabled vendors to affect wall through social media

Hairpin Communications - Principle

Partner in communications agency exclusively servicing non-profits. Architected and implemented websites and other technological solutions for clients large and small.


Bigger Planet - Freelance

Coordinated with software publishers to create games and utilities, and with designers to create websites, including:

  • APN Map Project - native iOS app with interactive map
  • - Governor Deval Patrick’s site for reelection
  • Starbase Defender - macOS arcade game, reviewed in Macworld magazine: rated 4/5 mice, Macworld Game Hall of Fame 2004
  • Sputnix - macOS client for, about which Mercury News said “usability-wise, this is better than Napster ever was.”
  • Ares - macOS action/strategy game; “A great stylish action game” - PC Games Magazine, rated 4.5/5 by, “a very fun game” - Inside Mac Games



Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio

B.A., English

  • JavaScript
  • TypeScript
  • PHP
  • HTML
  • C
  • Objective-C
  • Swift
  • Lua
Web Frameworks
  • Vue
  • Nuxt
  • Laravel
  • Communication
  • Creative Thinking
  • Leadership