Meet Nick Botner- Gaia GPS UX Engineer

We’re excited to welcome long-time Gaia GPS user Nick Botner to the team. As the first ever user-interface focused employee at Gaia GPS, Nick ushers in a great transformation for Gaia GPS UX and visual design.

Previously, Nick worked at Google, where he led a team of Visual Designers working on the Google Cloud Console. Prior to that, Nick worked for two years at Geocaching, where he formed and led their first UX team. Nick started his career in graphic design at software company ASG, where he first worked for 3 years in Florida, and then got lost in translation working for nearly 2 years in Tokyo, Japan.

A Florida native, Nick grew up surfing, fishing, and tromping through the Everglades. In school, he focused on traditional forms of art until he discovered graphic design in high school, which he focused on in college, graduating with a degree in Multimedia Design from Full Sail University.

When Nick isn’t working, you can find him scrambling up one of the many mountains that surround Seattle, or planning another trip to the southern hemisphere to get away from the depressing cold rain that slowly crushes his sunshine fueled soul.