About me

My name is Natalia Bettes and I'm a UI designer and front-end developer. I was born in Bratislava, Slovakia and I'm currently living in Nuremberg, Germany. If you'd like to see what I've been working on lately, check out my recent projects and case studies projects on my homepage. Feel free to follow me on social networks. If you are interested in learning more about me, continue with the article below. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me!

My love for art and design was part of my identity since my childhood. I was a very creative child, constantly with a pencil in my hand. I still have somewhere those magazines and books I have designed (and I can proudly share them if you would like to see). Since a few years ago I have revisited my drawing passion, and my friends know me as a portrait girl , often contacting me to draw a portrait as a gift for their loved ones. Although I was not always only artsy girl, I enjoyed rational subjects at school, so I went to study economics and marketing at the University. I especially enjoyed researching and writing my dissertation thesis about the Moral hazard and Creative industries. My experience and interests brought me here today as UI/UX designer with knowledge of front-end development.

I enjoy solving problems using design thinking methodology. I love the sense of satisfaction that comes with figuring out a complex question. I always look for solutions that are at the crossroads between aesthetic and functionality. I love arranging colours, text and imaginary in a way that makes sense and follows the design principles. The psychology behind colours and picking up the right colour palette. Importance of the typography and choosing typefaces that fits the specific brand with readability in mind. Using imaginary that tell a thousand words and is minimalistic at the same time.

I am fascinated by the power of design and how it can change the perception of almost anything. I believe that it is essential to consider the usability, simplicity and aesthetics of the design, that helps the user to have a delightful experience. Especially in these times of enormous digital consumption, users have to choose in between of endless choices. Designers have the power to encourage users to make the right decision and improve their lives.

My life goal is constant learning and improving. I have taught myself to code with just books and online tutorials - HTML, CSS and JavaScript. By the way, this whole portfolio website is hand coded by me from the scratch! Thanks to my skills, I can transform my designs into the code. I understand the view of a developer and what needs to be considered in the design stage. I know what is essential to create a website that is SEO friendly - responsive design, minifying code, image optimisation, meta tags etc. I have experience with real projects and complete design process from ideation to website launch.