Nate Chappell
Nate Chappell
January 14, 2019

Chappell Designs

Nate is originally from just outside of Knoxville, TN, but moved to Lakeland to attend college in 2013. He instantly fell in love with our “little big town” and searched for ways to give back to his new community. While in school, Nate sharpened his natural skills in design to most effectively help small business owners. He truly believes that entrepreneurs are the bedrock of both the cultural and economic communities in our city and works to do his part in providing them with a platform to be catalysts in Lakeland. Nate is contagiously optimistic that Lakeland’s best days lie ahead and believes passionately that it’s all because of the people who make it so special.

What is your business? I am a freelance graphic designer specializing in branding and digital marketing.

Who are your clients? I have a passion for small businesses and non-profits in central Florida. I believe entrepreneurs make a tangible difference in our community and I want to be a resource for those innovators to be well-equipped to create positive change.

What inspired you to become an entrepreneur? I found businesses were sacrificing quality for cost-effective design. Graphic design was the perfect avenue for me to problem-solve and feel fulfilled in my career.

What are your short-term goals? I’d love to be able to create a place for young artists and designers to learn and develop key skills in digital marketing and branding. One of my goals for 2019 is to bring an intern on board so I can serve with even more local leaders in the community!

What are some business wins? At 23, I’ve had amazing opportunities to create over 200 logos for local innovators and entrepreneurs.

How has Catapult helped you? Catapult started off as an amazing internship opportunity that inspired me to pursue my own dreams of being an entrepreneur. Catapult gave me the motivation and resources I needed to develop my business plan and better serve my community.

Why Lakeland? I believe Lakeland is on the brink of some big changes that will bring a huge influx to the market, forcing demand for fairly-priced design to respond. Also, Lakeland has been home for my entire adult life and I’m proud to pour back into the town that shaped me.

What is your Secret Sauce? I believe that compassion is the root of all success. I started my business because I noticed a problem in the design community. I’m here for the startups, underdogs and new kids on the block. I’m good at what I do, affordable, time-effective, and here to make Lakeland feel like home for everyone, one logo at a time.

NateChappell.com | 229.339.3763



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