I'm Dave Gates.
UX Lead Designer
based in Nashville.

I’m probably the most passionate designer you will ever work with.
If you have a great project that needs some amazing skills, I’m your guy.


A few great companies I have worked with.

Ryder Systems Inc.
User Experience Lead

I've created innovative solutions across a suite of multiple products and applications.

Dollar General
UX/UI Design Manager

Drove intuitive digital experiences for web and mobile apps for the Dollar General brand.

Senior User Experience Designer

Crafted well thought out designs for numerous large tech brands, such as Verizon and AT&T.

Who am I?

I’m a User Experience Designer with a passion for creatively solving problems. I enjoy the overall design process of creating successful digital products, user testing, user research, design exploration, etc. My mantra is less is more.

I’m also a guitarist, pop culture fanatic, movie snob, an avid sports fan, and a dog father to Batgirl. She says hi! :)


With skills in various different fields of design, I am the perfect person to hire when it comes to a full fledged project. Whatever your needs are, I can pretty much take on any challenge.

Product Design

Working as a freelancer and a full-time product designer has taught me a lot about how to understand users, solve problems, and build great products.

Visual Design

My experience in responsive designs and mobile apps has helped me learn to develop the eye for design. Colors, typography, layout, and the whole package.

Interaction Design

I started my design journey with motion design in my college days. Motion is something that really fascinates me because of the flexibility of story telling.


Pictures really brings out the creative in me. Photography really makes you look and perceive things in a different way.


If you are a person who enjoys photography, then I highly recommend that you check out my Instagram. I'm always finding unique shots of lighting,
live bands, typography, abstract photos, vinyl records, vinyl art toys, prints, travels, and other various interests of mine.

Follow me on IG

My Dribbble

Each dribbble shot is made with love and care. Do check out my work on
Dribbble. Likes and comments are appreciated.

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Here is a collection of my best travel pictures that I took while travelling
places all around the world.

Let’s talk business

Now that you know a lot about me, let me know if you are interested to work with me.

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