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I am Bettina, a Designer, design thinker + in the business of making things better. I'm originally from Germany + I live + work in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

I love creating interactive + digital things that improve the lives of people. I make them more human, engaging, + understandable.

When was the last tim… Read More
I am Bettina, a Designer, design thinker + in the business of making things better. I'm originally from Germany + I live + work in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

I love creating interactive + digital things that improve the lives of people. I make them more human, engaging, + understandable.

When was the last time you experienced something that seemed magical + just worked?

What I've got:
• 10+ years experience working commercially as designer with a focus on design thinking + user centered design (UCD)
• 4+ years experience helping build + grow a start-up in a foreign country to a staff of 80 people.
• About 2 years experience running a department + leading a team of 5 staff members.
• Managed 150+ projects from inception to completion + ranging from €6K-€100K in budget.
• Graduated 2004 with a degree in Design from the University of Applied Sciences Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany (specialization in Communication planning + design, Digitality/Virtuality)
• Experience designing for software, web, social, mobile, video games, print, exhibitions, + interior
• Experience working in a variety of environments including freelance, startup, agency, + corporate


Companies
Pegasystems Inc.
Streamline Studios BV
ARTHAUS
Lahaye Kern

Clients
Max-Planck-Institute
AEG | MIS
Warner Brothers
Sprite
Coca Cola
Coke Zero
EMI
Black Hole Recordings
Tiesto
WiiWare
Microsoft Game Studios
...

Specialties
Design strategy, ideation, concept development, Human-Computer-Interaction (HCI), Interaction Design (IxD), Information Architecture (iA), User Interface Design (UI), User-Centered Design (UCD), Design Thinking, Information Design, Visual sensemaking, Design Process, Functional design, Wireframing, Typography, User research, rapid prototyping, online projects, user experience design (UX)

Characteristics
• Comfortable working with uncertainty + ambiguity
• Showing empathy
• Design for emotion
• Creative, + playful prototyping
• Creating something meaningful + valuable that works Read Less
Member Since: Jun 9, 2011