Nat Sims is the founder and CEO of Night & Day Studios. He has been a content developer and media designer for over 20 years, creating exhibits, websites, electronic music, educational software, scripts, interpretive plans and programs, and games.
At Night & Day Nat has invented and developed original projects, such as the bestselling Peekaboo Barn; he has managed budgets of up to $60M; his creative team has designed over 100 iOS and Android applications in the last five years. Nat leads Night & Day’s team of developers, producers, artists, and support from the Portland, Oregon office.
Nat’s background includes educational software and graphic design. After designing his own major in interface design at Hampshire College, he earned his master’s degree at the University of California San Diego studying cultural cognition. His research focused on the way adults and children learn from interactive media. One of his early projects was a range of interactives for a hands-on science curriculum for deaf children developed at Smith College. He has also edited instructional and music videos; composed music professionally for video, film, and computer games; and designed interactive media for museum exhibitions including Carnegie Institution’s centennial Our Expanding Universe, and the Smithsonian exhibition This Land Is Your Land: The Life and Times of Woody Guthrie.